Morning Jolt: Inventor of computer mouse remembered

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

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Douglas Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse, died at age 88, CNN reported. Engelbart came up with the idea of a mouse while working at the Stanford Research Institute in the 1960s. His prototype, CNN said, was a carved wooden block with wheels and a single button. 

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The markets are closed today for the holiday.

Motivational quote

“You have to love a nation that celebrates its independence every July 4, not with a parade of guns, tanks, and soldiers who file by the White House in a show of strength and muscle, but with family picnics where kids throw Frisbees, the potato salad gets iffy, and the flies die from happiness.  You may think you have overeaten, but it is patriotism.” - Erma Bombeck

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