In pictures: Images from the dawn of the PC era

The Web domain was created on April 24, 1992, but our oldest retrievable online content is from 1998 - and it's so damn quaint

Prehistoric rodents

This image appeared in what might be the first mouse review round-up of all time. And because mice were such newfangled contraptions in 1983, PCWorld had to explain why someone might even want such a curious device.

"Designed as a supplement rather than an alternative to the omnipotent keyboard, the mouse is a small, hand-operated device with buttons on top that look like ears, and a long, tail-like cord that connects to the computer. The mouse is one of the easiest and perhaps fastest controllers currently available."

Indeed. As a Mouse Systems ad in a future issue would state, "It's no secret. This is certainly 'The Year of the Mouse.' And the uproar is justified."

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