April 27 1981 – Xerox PARC Introduces the Mouse

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April 27 1981 – Xerox PARC Introduces the MouseRate this post Even though computing machines had existed since World War II, major breakthroughs had been comparatively few and far between until the mid-1970s. On April 27, 1981, the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) changed the way people interacted with machines forever by introducing the mouse as part of the 8010 Star Information System workstation. The small, hand-guided box with two clickable buttons finally made the computer personal, leading to a revolution in technology that continues to this day. Founded in 1970 as a research and development arm of the Xerox empire, the team of engineers at PARC were charged […]