[vcf-midatlantic] Mice!

Adam Michlin adam.michlin at vcfed.org
Wed Aug 4 15:08:10 UTC 2021

Hi Everyone,

As some of you know, I'm moving back to New Jersey (actually this
weekend). I'll be living a few minutes north of the museum and am
already brainstorming.

SomeTimeSoon<tm> I'm hoping to propose a mouse exhibit for the museum.
To that end, I thought it would be fun to brainstorm on two mouse
related topics:

Historically important mice
Historically oddball mice

Mice I know we have:
DEC mouse
Xerox Alto mouse (currently on the Xerox Star, anyone want to donate a
Xerox Star mouse? Pretty please?)
Xerox DayBreak mouse (winner of the What Could Be Possibly Thinking?
Connector Award)
Original Mac serial mouse
Various ADB Mac mice
Various Commodore mice
Various Amiga mice
Various Atari mice
iMac Puck Mouse (slightly out of scope, but my vote for WorstMouseEver<tm>).
Various PS/2 and serial PC mice
Various Apple II related mice

Thoughts on important pointing devices (trackpads, trackballs, etc.)
beyond the mouse are also most welcome.

For those that may not know, we try to mix up the exhibits but are
often at the limits of what is in the VCF collection. So if you have a
mouse to donate, we greatly appreciate it and we can give you a tax

Along the same lines, we'd love someone to buy and donate this Lisa 1 mouse:


I'm told it is a good price. I'm also told it doesn't work with our
Lisa 2. But it would make a nice artifact for a possibly future mouse
exhibit and we can keep it for the day that we do have a Lisa 1. I'm
thrilled to share that the System Source Museum in Maryland just
acquired a Lisa 1, so they are out there.

Best wishes,


Adam Michlin
Director of Marketing
Vintage Computer Federation

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