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History of the Mouse

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Did you know the first computer mouse looked like a wooden box with pizza cutters attached to it? How did we get from that to the laser-based RGB mice we know and love today? Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your free trial. Techquickie Merch Store: https://www.designbyhumans.com/shop/LinusTechTips/ Techquickie Movie Poster: https://shop.crowdmade.com/collections/linustechtips/products/tech-quickie-24x36-poster Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Leave a reply with your requests for future episodes, or tweet them here: http://twitter.com/jmart604 Join the community: http://linustechtips.com Intro Theme: Showdown by F.O.O.L from Monstercat - Best of 2016 Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pm36k08jQ0M&t=2422s iTunes Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/monstercat-best-of-2016/id1185092812 Listen on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/album/5Zt1P3ZbnfErBkiqcfBTCN
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Jack James (1 day ago)
How did the light sensors for ball mice know which direction the mouse was moving? They break beams of light either way you move the mouse, so how do the sensors detect the direction?
Charles Donovan (2 days ago)
Id like to imagine some poor fool thought this vid was actually about mickey mouse, and clicked off disinterested.
dennis playz9 (5 days ago)
5:30 I died
pardox forza (7 days ago)
Cobra Razo (8 days ago)
Im doing a science project on computer mice, so this helps me
Hi Linus
ConfusedSith (8 days ago)
i have the nub pads inside the keyboard, they supply that computer at my school XD
Pahnder (9 days ago)
Fookin laser sites
Golden Thunder (12 days ago)
I’m on 3:00 AM
Martin Košec (12 days ago)
04:07 1966
Garchamp (12 days ago)
Oh god, the roombas are attacking!!
IMadeYouReadThis (13 days ago)
Only ogs will remember the track ball
Reed Briggs (13 days ago)
i just use an old dell optiplex mouse from 2001. works just fine.
duck quax (14 days ago)
Take off that God awful shirt
Untried Carrots (15 days ago)
This guy is Linus Tech Tips right?
dead channel (11 days ago)
no this is techquickie
mr meme (17 days ago)
Here in 1296036001 we use actual robot mouses with a mouse inside that mouse to type on are nokia computers.
PerceptiveDevicesLLC (17 days ago)
Check out Smyle Mouse software, that provides mouse control without using your hands. Tracks user's facial gestures instead through a webcam.
Ghost Brine (18 days ago)
O:58 damn its better than my setup
ErengoRPG (19 days ago)
But i want to know about that mouse...
Matthew Neiner (19 days ago)
Lol you show a picture of an old HMS, then the Combat Information Center of a USS.
Done Bone (19 days ago)
The creator of the first Mose Walter demer I think that's his last name
Paul Jesic (22 days ago)
Ajdin Cudic (22 days ago)
I still miss Linus Tech Tips Lol i still have usable ball mouse
Proloy Bala (22 days ago)
You Forgot About IR Sensor In a Mouse....My Mouse Have That
Austin S. (24 days ago)
I have a mouse that has a ball with axles and everything you said Sometimes the screen mouse doesn’t move though
Ash Lit (26 days ago)
Gaming with the first mouse
盧芹達 (27 days ago)
That mousepad at 3:31
DarkNinja4452 (29 days ago)
I remember when I was 10 or 8 I saw my cousin's computer and saw one of those mouses (born in 2005 btw)
John Gilmore (29 days ago)
You forgot the Nintendo mouse:) (It might not be important because it's for a video game)
Thane Zollman (30 days ago)
7:47 guys watch out or else your roomba will shoot Lazers at you
Archer _Sterl1ng (30 days ago)
One of the things that I wonder what it would have been like if it looked different, let's say a kangaroo. Hey, mom, I need a kangaroo for my laptop.
itssomoen more (1 month ago)
Than razer came
Sebastian Erives Mejia (1 month ago)
Sadly, apple turned from a tech revolution company to a premium expensive company.
xxalex423xx (1 month ago)
Lol it always was that dumb steve supporting the mac instead of apple 2
Sergey Kuzerov (1 month ago)
Doesn't mechanical mouse need to be better like mechanical keyboard?
Randoms fandoms (1 month ago)
intootivnes ha ha ha
Gdfserdy Fgregnm (1 month ago)
One reason for which I prefer the optical mice, is because if you ever lost the ball in a classroom, the REAL mice would eat the external rubber covering of the metal ball, the next day...
BlissinthemiX (1 month ago)
Nancy Runyon (1 month ago)
Wireless is where it is at. I have a Logitech mouse.
Alex (1 month ago)
Broooo I thought this was the same channel with linus tech tips 😂😂😂
SIM7K (1 month ago)
Nice Deadpool mouse pad...
Jonathan Sherry (1 month ago)
Hey Linus, Xerox was one of the first to use optical mice as well. Their DocuTech 135 in the 1990's had an optical mouse with three emitter/sensor pairs arranged in a triangle, inside a half-sphere well under the mouse. These tracked a pattern of dots on the bespoke red and black mouse pad made for the DocuTech. It also wouldn't work on normal surfaces (I tried). Anyhow, just thought I'd mention that bit of nostalgia.
Chris R (1 month ago)
Kids these days will never know the hassle of removing the ball to get their mouse working again
DiegoRoyale (1 month ago)
Chris R Get with the times old man
gta gamer (1 month ago)
Username (1 month ago)
1941 RGB wow 0:58
Jafar Uddin (1 month ago)
Correction: The first gaming mouse was the Wheel Mouse Optical, a mouse I use to this day for gaming.
John Bohard (1 month ago)
The guy who made the ball mouse was from Oregon State... Go Beaves
FALCØN (1 month ago)
I used to play catch with the tracker ball with my brothers
The Overclocker (1 month ago)
My balls always were hairy . Until I final got a laser intellimouse.
Jacob Andrews (1 month ago)
The Overclocker (1 month ago)
i HAD trackball mice . I remeber when u could walk thrift stores and there boxes of that stuff.
CrystalCry DiamondTar (1 month ago)
OneKing (1 month ago)
4:06 when you blurt the incorrect answer with confidence in class
mortezaali mk (1 month ago)
are sure mouses dont have ball anymore?
Jerryc 17 (1 month ago)
Spinning keyboard
FREAKTHEBEAST (1 month ago)
0:57 dang he haves a gaming keyboard
vape see (1 month ago)
Iván Ávalos (1 month ago)
OMG! That Jibo shirt! My neighbors have one Jibo, it doesn't support radio in Mexico, they wanted me to fix it, but I hadn't time.
inyazserg Sergey Larin (1 month ago)
Mice have made so much progress in 20 years. Can you imagine what we can have in the next 20 years?
Powerhouse 1996 (1 month ago)
(4:04) 1966 Come on Linus really 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♀️🤦‍♂️
Thunder Land (11 days ago)
Come on he can make a mistake,because he is human. And you are mad at him? Oh then you must be a perfect human that has never made a mistake before! Congrats to you!
Ben Nunavut (1 month ago)
Lmao Yeet Oof (1 month ago)
Powerhouse 1996 haha you triggered cause your name 19996y6 ahahahaddhsheha
Dan Landry (1 month ago)
Remind me of my first computer which I learned basic on it. A Novell 286 system, with monochrome orange and black screen display, a 3 button mouse exclusively for autocad which was a revolution, and the hard drives were noisy and slow because it wasn’t solid memory, neither was discs, it was a module with magnetic band ribbons in it. This was my best computer ever. Even my Ryzen with rtx graphics and full rgb isn’t as great 🙄 #nostalgic
J T F S STUDIOS (1 month ago)
I youst the Logitech MX1000 for 3 years I think it is funny
Potion expert (1 month ago)
5:55 TRY NOT TO LAUGH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
TBB (1 month ago)
I remember breaking a ball mouse to get the ball out as a child xd
John Smith (1 month ago)
Apple and their sheeps still claim they invented the mouse...
Sgt. Reach (1 month ago)
Don't forget the phone
OxygenGaming (1 month ago)
Gotta stop hatin on Apple man! no need
brianrawks123 (1 month ago)
G-Misc 59 (1 month ago)
Ok...ur ready...call any competing US network and tell (sell) them u have an idea similar to "The Daily Show"...play up a neutral Cdn persona and keep ur channel until the pilot is approved...sign a $20M deal with a further 4 year option and don't look back...then license ur channel and make guest appearances to promote specific tech products while continuing to balance the channels objectivity...so start looking for ur potential replacement and remember..."Hard work without talent is a shame, but talent without hard work is a tragedy"...something it appears you have already figured out...good luck.
Did anyone else noticed that Deadpool have some big breast there👀
YeahhDan (1 month ago)
How is this the first I've heard of this channel..
Don Vittorio DiMaggio (1 month ago)
5:30 That spiderwoman was kinda hot
well done (1 month ago)
pff ur so boring
Silent_ Modz (1 month ago)
Now I know that Apple still doesn't have a scroll wheel.
GamerZoneArmy (2 months ago)
My guy wearing a jibo shirt -_-
XboXeXplorer125 (2 months ago)
anyone else taken the ball out of those ball mice and bounced it around as a kid
bryant nonya (2 months ago)
That first mouse from Microsoft the Microsoft intellimouse was like $50 or something like that, the $70 Microsoft intellimouse had a totally different shape same color scheme totally different shape and I remember this vividly because my friend Brian spent the 70 on the funky looking mouse well I spent 50 on the more traditional mouse and I never regretted it to be honest because it had enough buttons it felt good precise and overall the good mouse...
christian loveria (2 months ago)
Is this LinusTechTips speaking?
1 commentary! FIRST
jhjln87 (2 months ago)
Razed has dominated the gaming market since 1999!?
PORK MASTER FOR LIFE (2 months ago)
4 a.m.: i swear just one more linus vid. 8 a.m.: *mom comes in* : how was your sleep *me*: what sleep?
Ikeyy Boyy (2 months ago)
5:31 🤔🤔🤔
Cade BoostZ (2 months ago)
Is that Linus tech tips?
Mr Danny Lane (2 months ago)
This is probably my favorite series you do. Although I love watching you talk to Alexa through realistic textured singing fish.
magzospio (2 months ago)
What about the lisa?
Eric Nielsen (2 months ago)
This guy is so annoying
Hunterpom (2 months ago)
Why is linestechtips here
RedMatterPlayz (2 months ago)
He is in this yt channel now, where is Linus tech
Kees V. Wok (2 months ago)
My mouse is more like a rat, it just wont let me use the z-axis ! ;p
Elizabeth Farrell (2 months ago)
Thank you for this. <3
LoneWolf 125 (2 months ago)
I remover when my mom first bought her computer it had a ball mouse Those were the days
Simon S. (2 months ago)
God I miss the ball mouse! The feeling of using it. Removing and playing with it like some kind of bouncy ball. The dirt and hair sticking to it, while hearing the Windows XP startup sound. Aaaaaahhhh! The nostalgia is killing me!
Jack C (2 months ago)
Ball mice are better for gaming, miss em.
scyth dragon (2 months ago)
bro linus sebastian isssss 9?
VanQ76 (2 months ago)
I actually had one of those early optical mice, alongside my first 8086 (danm I'm old), that only worked on a special silver mouse pad, back in the late 80s...
steve mean (2 months ago)
Lol. Mouse will be a thing of the past. I don't use mouse on my phone and tablet.
Junior mpata (2 months ago)
That Linustechtips
I legit use one of those mice with a ball on the bottom instead of the red light
Tina Chen (2 months ago)
And the ps port.
Tina Chen (2 months ago)
I have seen ball mice and the laser mice.
Manaf Alam (2 months ago)
a freakin RTX 2080 ti in a mouse. 2019 guys
Yossi Cohen (2 months ago)
Linus you should really increase your shutter speed and add motion blur on post....
TinkerrTinker (2 months ago)

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