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In January 1983, Apple introduced the Lisa Mouse as part of their Apple Mouse series. Designed specifically for the Apple Lisa computer, the Lisa Mouse was one of the first commercially available mice to be sold and bundled with a computer system.
The Lisa Mouse drew inspiration from the mouse used in the 1970s on the Alto computer at Xerox PARC. One of the unique features of the Lisa Mouse was its use of a steel ball, instead of the rubber found in modern mice. It was connected to the computer through a standard DE-9 and a unique squeeze-release connector.
Despite its innovative design, the Lisa Mouse was only available for purchase for a short time. It was discontinued on January 1, 1985, making it 40 years old today. However, it remains a significant piece of technology history as it was one of the first mice to be widely used in personal computers.
Lisa Mouse Details
|Introduced||January 16, 1983|
|Discontinued||January 1, 1985|
- Apple Lisa
- Apple Lisa 2
Further Reading and References
- Apple Lisa – Wikipedia
- Creating the First Usable Mouse – IDEO
- The Lisa – MacStories
- Apple Lisa personal computer system, 1983 – Science Museum Group
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Last updated: March 7, 2023