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In Pictures: The good, bad and ugly history of Mic...
1983: Microsoft Mouse
Fondly known as the "The Green-Eyed Monster," the Microsoft Mouse came bundled with Microsoft Word, Notepad and an on-screen tutorial to (get this) teach people how to use it! The proto-mouse came in a bus or serial version, and supported a programmable interface driver for application developers. What started as an easy way to interact with Microsoft Word's GUI in DOS led to something that became as natural as a handshake.
In Pictures: The good, bad and ugly history of Microsoft hardware