[vcf-midatlantic] Mice!

Jason Perkins perkins.jason at gmail.com
Sun Aug 22 14:03:42 UTC 2021


Adam,

You'll probably enjoy the first section of this booc, it talked about the
history of the Microsoft Mouse:
https://archive.org/details/microsoftmousepr00micr

-J

On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 2:45 PM Adam Michlin via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> They really do belong in a museum, but, alas, too rich for my blood.
>
> On Wed, Aug 4, 2021 at 2:01 PM Christian Liendo <cliendo at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > 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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