engine - 1:26 pm on Jul 4, 2013 (gmt 0)
I find it surprising that he didn't make any money from his invention. I guess it was too far ahead of its time.
The inventor of the computer mouse, Doug Engelbart, has died aged 88.
Engelbart developed the tool in the 1960s as a wooden shell covering two metal wheels, patenting it long before the mouse's widespread use.
He also worked on early incarnations of email, word processing and video teleconferences at a California research institute.Inventor of Computer Mouse Passes Away [bbc.co.uk]