Doug Engelbart and his team assembled a most fascinating use of a computer. The monitor is capable of bitmapped graphics but the real feature is the new pointing device. On the screen the cursor looks and behaves like a mouse and the name has persisted ever since.
The ACM has followed the development which took more than a year to program the mainframe,
The work was done in the mid 1960 when the best machine was the IBM System 360 which comes with 64KB of memory.
The short video gets to the point of the introduction of the mouse.