[vcf-midatlantic] Mice!

Christian Liendo cliendo at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 18:01:02 UTC 2021


You can bid on these and add them to the exhibit

https://www.rrauction.com/auctions/lot-detail/344643206157019-douglas-engelbart-39-s-three-button-39-x-y-39-mouses/?cat=0

On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 11:09 AM Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
>
> 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
> writeoff.
>
> Along the same lines, we'd love someone to buy and donate this Lisa 1 mouse:
>
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/284394610135
>
> 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
>
> ---
> Adam Michlin
> Director of Marketing
> Vintage Computer Federation


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