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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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AtariBorn (6 hours ago)
Back in the 60's we didn't called it a mouse. It was called a Steamboat Willie :)
ItzNinja (23 hours ago)
as if LTT wasnt making enough money
Shrimp Bisque (1 day ago)
For people who are curious about his mention of nice and hypertext being invented in the 60s, I highly recommend searching "mother of all tech demos". The first result will be the full presentation where this stuff was showcased in 1968. It's a hundred-minute presentation demonstrating several technologies we tend to think of as coming much later, including mice, hypertext, teleconferencing, and real-time collaborative document editing. For any tech junkies/historians out there, I highly recommend watching at least the first half.
Stanley [427] (2 days ago)
I'm using a ball-mouse
Tumblevveed (2 days ago)
Anyone have an issue when you drop the ball while cleaning it and the dog takes off with it.
Raymond Holt (2 days ago)
this guy is pretty chill
QuadraClicks Gaming (2 days ago)
You misssd one- RBT mouse
QuadraClicks Gaming (2 days ago)
Upvote this so they can't keep ignoring us
Mr Dee (2 days ago)
1966? I just got whiplash!
Martin Rojas (3 days ago)
How could you have not mentioned the mother of all demos. A react to that should be a video.
LemonGamer (3 days ago)
Love the jibo shirt tho 😂
Andrew (4 days ago)
I hated having to remove the ball to scrape crap off the rollers. Luckily first person shooters weren't big then or there would be a lot of frustrated gamers
BluDog35 (4 days ago)
Jibo shirt is best shirt.
Jolly Glory (4 days ago)
For some reason i thought the mice in the thumbnail was a red dragon centrophorse mice lol
dustBoxed.isUpNORTH (4 days ago)
3:56 *cough* clitmouse *cough cough*
This sounds like a history lesson
Retro Gameplay Master (5 days ago)
bob steave (5 days ago)
playing morrowind with like 18 fps and picking up a dirty mouse ball that could fall out if you forgot about how ghetto it was 2x times a night
bob steave (5 days ago)
God Of Telepathy (5 days ago)
Trackballs are still epic tho
Lorus Gaming (6 days ago)
Linus Tech Tips?
Kuasocto (6 days ago)
5:31 I want that in my house ASAP
SchoolSkillz (8 days ago)
I found a gaming mouse except whats special about it is the fact that its a trackball mouse
Josiah Riojas (8 days ago)
Wait... you didn't mention the Logitech Trackman!
Dennis Shelgren (8 days ago)
Anyone remember the old name for the "trackpoint"? Yep its dirty. And every tech called them that. It's not a joystick it's a ----stick.
Those keyboards was very cool coloured the orange
MrJoeGarner (9 days ago)
Apple you say? What about the Amiga?????? Love my Razr naga now. 17 Buttons!!!
MrJoeGarner (9 days ago)
Seen the firs optical mouse in 1992. Friend had one for his Amiga.
MrJoeGarner (9 days ago)
O well, 1984 thats a little ahead of Amiga.
Ghostly (9 days ago)
linus... how many chnnels do you have!!??!
yusufpintar (10 days ago)
even mouse has balls..
Blue Cheese (10 days ago)
Linus what are you doing
turbojack03 (10 days ago)
Logitech G502 was the best mouse ever!
Blackie Nuff (10 days ago)
Damn you, Linus... that opening intro about the origins of Disneyland had me thinking there was, in fact, some kind if inspirational origin or other tie-in between Mickey and the peripheral computer device!! I fell right into your little (mouse)trap! Baw-haw-haw...
Huskey GamerFTW (10 days ago)
I went to that resort at Christmas its 2,000$ to stay there 1 week plus food n stuff
Ace Stryker (11 days ago)
Bet the first models of each type of mouse were worth a fortune. Mouse, pizza slicer wheels mouse, ball mouse, optical mouse, laser mouse. XP
Jake (11 days ago)
We had a trackball mouse when I was about 8 or 10, in 2004, I remember playing flight simulator 98 on what was most likely a single core CPU desktop with maybe 512MB of RAM. Man I’m starting to feel old.
"Changing the sensitivity on the fly" **Changes DPI to 16,000** 😎
Chan Flores (13 days ago)
He said Like b4 Dislike... So I did it and the Dislike was the one shining Blue
Lucas Sweden (13 days ago)
i that the mouse was swedish
5:08 wtf I have that mouse but it's the usb version
Kodie Pierce (15 days ago)
Or is this copyright
Kodie Pierce (15 days ago)
Holy shit is Linus’s old channel
KookyFoe (15 days ago)
6:56 i got that mouse yesterday
8blitzer (15 days ago)
Oh hi linus
JJesseBorn (16 days ago)
I can't take you serious with the jibo shirt...
Jacob Padillo (16 days ago)
5:51 " Plastic Brick Form " (prick form)
matthew lemon (17 days ago)
so..............huh?.........why would they need scroll wheels in 1966? wtf
Maths With Sonic (17 days ago)
Your Mom (18 days ago)
I think this channel should do a collab with LinusTechTips. Like if you agree!
Giles Becraft (18 days ago)
Imagine playing Call of Duty and only being able to move up and down or left and right but not at once? That would suck so bad.
Socia_l (19 days ago)
I had the mouse that is at 6:03
Clarence Bustillo (19 days ago)
History of mouse 1970s - mouse runs itself 1980s - mouse eats cheese 1990s - mouse just got evolved Present day - mouse is now controllable
Pounicoss (19 days ago)
*Jibo* at least there's something you like about it
HERCULES0070 (19 days ago)
Who needs Discovery Channel why we have you Linus
Jacob Price (20 days ago)
6:48 voice crack
Scott Cook (21 days ago)
Consistency for game mojo raz mo taz.
Jaoheah (21 days ago)
Jibo is a scam.
Ginoo (21 days ago)
For a second there, I was like “I was juhbaited”
Louz (21 days ago)
The channel name sounds like my sex life.
Thomas Kim (21 days ago)
U look like the guy from Linus tech tips
Farmboy Gaming (22 days ago)
Now we have the $85 Logitech g502 and $150 wireless mouse for gaming
TrueSlav (23 days ago)
Phinix gaming (24 days ago)
Who is this guy at 5:55 ?
Scrap Rocket (24 days ago)
you are developing jibo?
Mobius1 (24 days ago)
I still use a trackball to this day.
mogieymouse (24 days ago)
Nice jibo/wasteof900$ shirt
TheCrap (24 days ago)
i hate when people say mice. it really shows ignorance
SansYT15 (25 days ago)
I'm a gamer, I'm sad my mom se wheel went out from my aggressive scrolling
Broken French Fry (25 days ago)
I just bought a Logitech G502 Proteus Spectrum
Planet 7 (25 days ago)
I have a razer mouse Like if you do too
MERIO PLAYS (26 days ago)
Hey linus
ShiningLeopard27 (26 days ago)
I remember having the kind of wireless mouse with a huge USB adapter
Mikey McCullen (26 days ago)
Mr Poe (26 days ago)
That thumbnail gave me flashbacks to painful days with mouse
Goldenfire Fox (27 days ago)
I thought it was called a mouse because you could use it to move the pointer around on the computer like how a mouse would run around, you know? I remember the ball mice when I was very little, and now I finally know why mouse pads exist!
Cadenthor (27 days ago)
lol I didn't catch on, I thought Disney had something to do with the first mouse.
Miggy 7264 (27 days ago)
I had a ball mouse
Lol u would need a mouse pad
Adam Mzaour (28 days ago)
5:21 Kärna=Core in Swedish lol...
Gittt (28 days ago)
rip jibo
Twilight Star (29 days ago)
Akuseru fan Deru Kūi (29 days ago)
Yep. Those lasers point out those hairy, dirty, mouse balls.
Akuseru fan Deru Kūi (29 days ago)
This is an example of what North Korea does
Toad’s Meme Warr (1 month ago)
Wait isn’t this guy in Linus Tech Tips?
Julian K (1 month ago)
5:31 ...
ItzJack 3674 (1 month ago)
How many channels does this guy have
onlyviolin (1 month ago)
skilledmeme hi (1 month ago)
Did u see that? he said until 1966 but he put 1996 on the screen go to 4:06 to 4:08 lol
ELIGH PLAYA (1 month ago)
You forgot Razer's hover mouse.
Czh (1 month ago)
Reeeeeee my Roomba is shooting lasers at me
DoubleTap CO (1 month ago)
I think it’s called mouse because it looks like a mouse (size of a mouse)
toilet brush (1 month ago)
hmmm another invention that came from military, I'm not a fan of war and all of that but there were many many things we take for granted that was invented meant to be used in the military
Emmett Carr (1 month ago)
3:14 I'm using the same mouse right now but modified to have a right click and work with an iMac
Dave A Dan Games (1 month ago)
We have got the ballmouse
PS4 Jacoballan2005 (1 month ago)
Why was everything made of plastic that horrible cream colour years ago
Kyle Miller (1 month ago)
Trackballs > Mice
LightningKachowVEVO (1 month ago)
1:03 Those are some odd looking horses.
InzeTik (1 month ago)
6:39 Hey, It's my mouse!
Atomii (1 month ago)
Ball..... mouse........
danny yo (1 month ago)
50yr Anniversary of the mouse!!!!
L14M (1 month ago)
So roombas are going to be the robots to take over the world, I would like to ask why did someone give roombas guns

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