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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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Text Comments (1882)
TOR0verlord (19 hours ago)
I still use a ball mouse...
Chilly Aardvark (2 days ago)
jack flash (3 days ago)
and yet people have called for the death of the mouse (Next computer comes to mind).
Tanner Reynolds (3 days ago)
That sniper button mouse..what was that
Jetgirl :D (4 days ago)
Javier Hernandez (4 days ago)
Do history of the USB peripherals and flash drives.
Gamer 7 entertainment (5 days ago)
If linus had it hes way evey video is about RGB lights
unnamed715 (7 days ago)
0:14 "OOOOHHHH!!! It's even boring to fly over it!"
Jeff (8 days ago)
Lol apple
You're not even going to mention Douglas Engelbart? Shame on you.
Adam Chandler (9 days ago)
I have a ball mouse thit get the nickname Frankenstein Mouse it havd parts of 3 mouse's and a Mechanical pen Spring holding the ball and place
Ben (9 days ago)
I still don't understand why kids back in the 20th century stole mouse balls from the mouses and just kept them in bags.
QuarioQuario54321 (9 days ago)
Heh, 90s people had to wait until 1966
A man of culture (13 days ago)
Sad that the original mouse makers don't really get much credit in their revolutionary creation, instead when well known companies that "borrowed" the idea and made it into fame, it goes to show that how people can be easily blinded by brand names these days.
Hashslingingslasher (13 days ago)
Sniper buttons suck.
earth , (15 days ago)
A razer GAMING MOUSE in 1999???!!??
earth , (15 days ago)
My dad uses a track ball and he wont let anyone touch it its his prized posesion
G01d3n_Freddy XD (16 days ago)
5:31 Nope.
Aiden Bartol (16 days ago)
When we had mice with the ball I would take it out and bounce it , then put it back in when I was done.
G01d3n_Freddy XD (16 days ago)
Can somebody explain WHY my Apple Magic Mouse has no scroll wheel, buttons to click? Honestly, this is messed up.
durp 16 (16 days ago)
History of the mouse 1348: Contributed to the spreading of the Black Death plauge, just like rats and fleas.
Ender Fighter 515 (16 days ago)
Has anyone remembered using the old ball mouse Because i dont because i still havent used it
SwissRoll Otaku (17 days ago)
And this is also quite resent so thats quite weird
Griffin Klautky (17 days ago)
It’s amazing to think something relatively simple used to be such a challenge to create
Rayyaan Man4 (17 days ago)
Wait!what?are you linus???
hypickledoNOTlag (17 days ago)
Reece Orton (17 days ago)
im setting up a windows xp vm as i watch this
MrAlkaline (17 days ago)
5:00 i have 999+ of those mouses smashed or working in my house lmao
Strange Magic (19 days ago)
You might just say "to each his own" But it's much easier, way faster And far more healthy When you leave the mouse alone www.LeaveTheMouseAlone.com
Sheleg (20 days ago)
he talks about sensors but not about the left and right clicks that were changed over the years
SPOI BOIZ (20 days ago)
My mouse has free Wi-Fi.
Romner_set (24 days ago)
Now, we don't have only mice with frickin laser beams, now keyboards too
Family Friendly Person (25 days ago)
Why do we all like rgb lighting?
sumer alabbasi (25 days ago)
i love how he deosnt say pls like but domwhichever one you feel
eggz.Gaming (25 days ago)
I love these vids but this guy annoys me
Mikey Willwerth (29 days ago)
the picture of these pc's looks like the ones in my school
Evoracer (29 days ago)
Why is he wearing a jibo shirt.... tje product that he called the worst ai assistant
SilentEyes (1 month ago)
Sup linus
Replayzzz (1 month ago)
This guys voice tho
Affemonk Cubing (1 month ago)
Austin Evan viewers watch this.
connor gouws (1 month ago)
Laser vs optical?
Ahmad Majid (1 month ago)
Omg did he say"LazarBeam"
Karl Reyes (1 month ago)
That thing seems uncomfortable 2:24
Micah Bockisch (1 month ago)
I like your shirt :)
Jacob_patrick Valdez (1 month ago)
It worked Thanks
Joseph Beach (1 month ago)
What is Linus doing here
Shadow ninja (1 month ago)
Any body watching this in 2018
Aminta Seay (1 month ago)
0:19 is funny
Azim Alif (1 month ago)
Apple, copying others since 19something something.😀
Allan Hobbs (1 month ago)
And trackballs are still the best!
Alessandrel (1 month ago)
0:27 is that an A+ G3 Odin??????????
Jeremy Cook (1 month ago)
Lol #lazarbeam 6:03
John R. (1 month ago)
linus tech tips
Huzaif Ahmed (1 month ago)
the intro should have been the outro
Baka Prase (1 month ago)
waaait a minute? arent you that other guy?
Srinivasa Iyer (1 month ago)
So you *_DO_* love jibo So *what* do you say about ... ... _this_ (https://youtu.be/U1RASlbIIVc )?!
asphalt (1 month ago)
Wait what? they used to use the arrow keys to move the cursor?
yungmaz 0 (1 month ago)
Is this linus tech tips’s second channel?
Chippo (1 month ago)
He didn’t credit any sources. Let’s Matthew Santoro his ass.
TheBoaty (1 month ago)
idk if anyone else had this experience, but once when I was young I had a ball mouse. The thing that keeps the ball in got lost, and the ball fell out. So I would manually move the axles with my fingers while I browsed newgrounds and 2009 YouTube
840,669th to watch this video.
Gavin Larsen (1 month ago)
He’s wearing a jibo shirt even though we made a video that Jibos are bad
Mikkel Andreasen (1 month ago)
always fun to play with the mouse ball
Ankit Saha (1 month ago)
optical mouse are now available for $1
Blaise Dahl (1 month ago)
I actually bought a Dell track ball mouse for 99 cents at SalVal earlier today. Totally cleaned it, like a One Hundred point restoration, it was pretty dirty. I have it plugged in to my chromebook and used it to click onto this video. Had to turn the mouse sensitivity up to max and have a trackpad (with a picture of a fat lil' gopher on it) but it still works pretty great.
3:48 me have mouse 2 button
Thanex (1 month ago)
That Jibo fucking shirt. Nice party trick.
Andres Rodriguez (1 month ago)
Hey it's my house: 0:12
Alpha Pikachu Pika (1 month ago)
5:31 #Demonitized
10,000,000 DPI
LingerousLeroy (1 month ago)
pause at 5:31
white fox (1 month ago)
2:42 iN cOnTAct witH aXlEs , you ok bud? that is making me worry , whEAls too tho
Panicky Khan (1 month ago)
I actually have that mouse that is in the thumbnail.
Surite (1 month ago)
Well I mean I had a ball mouse up to 2017.
Hey Linus
/QANTIN\ LetsPlay (1 month ago)
My grandma has the same thinkpad and it says goodbye everytime she turns it off. No joke
Odd_Golden (1 month ago)
At 5:07 I still have that mouse and it still works somewhere in a box
Magical Timmy (1 month ago)
You are linus right?
Unicorn Giftx (1 month ago)
My god it’s a razor keyboard but a mouse ya know like the light thing nvm
Anderson Smith (1 month ago)
Wait wtf this is linus
Dylan Ha (1 month ago)
Don't Sub (1 month ago)
Oh it's Linus.
Dylan Redziniak (1 month ago)
6:39 that’s the mouse that I got a month ago!
destroyer806 (1 month ago)
Ash Sherr (1 month ago)
I'm just here to listen to a Canadian say mouse
Flykope (2 months ago)
Yo, mah man walt disney, from chicago
KosmicHQ (2 months ago)
now i'll make a company named Grape and sell an 20 year old phone for $1k
Grafmec X (2 months ago)
I remember back in the day when I was just amazed when one of my friends would say that he has a new computer and a mouse with a laser pointer!! We was just, whaaaat, lazer pointer and no tracking ball? This was just to high tech for us but then you should just watched our faces when ever we heard someone having a WIRELESS LAZER MOUSE...
Tom 2404 (2 months ago)
I have an old mouse from the 1990's.
Oscar Patterson (2 months ago)
I have a mouse sorta like the one in the thumbnail I know it has a ps/2 cable but I’m not sure if it has a led or ball. It is black.
I stole all your cookies (2 months ago)
I got a computer mouse commercial
primeholyassasin20 (2 months ago)
Razer made a gaming mouse with a mechanical ball? Hate to say it, but I’m weirdly impressed. Imagine a Hyperion fury with one of those, lol.
AntonyTheCrustacean (2 months ago)
man put some background music
Dank Memer (2 months ago)
Isn't the mouse just an animal that appeared, someday people invented a spring powered mouse trap, and now there are more mouse traps, and they like cheese?
Dank Memer (2 months ago)
Oh yeah, they also are now at war, being attacked by cats.
darting (2 months ago)
We're getting old, us older millennials... the mid to late 80s? Yeah. That's history now; that's old.
Brody Grman (2 months ago)
Thomas Alexander (2 months ago)
Any who is not a real phrase, the phrase is Any HOW.
ViewtifulZeke (2 months ago)
I remember constantly having to clean out the gunk buildup from the internal scrolling wheels on the ball mice. Thank goodness laser mice caught on.
Vampire kyler gaming//VK (2 months ago)
Mouse? My mouse used to randomly not click then starts beeping it’s like my mouse was like I’m too tired so take this 🖕
conzokwan25 (2 months ago)
At like big 5 they have those computers to use for shopping with ball mice and push buttons for left click and right click.

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