The Computer Mouse
By Connor Welsh
In 1989, Logitech began to manufacture their mouses to where it would comfortably fit the palm of a hand.
In 1999, Agilent developed an optical mouse sensor, which was later used by Microsoft for their mouses.
In 2004, Logitech made another improvement on the motion of the mouse. They began advertising that their mouses now had laser tracking technology, which fixed the problems that LED mouses had.
The mouse has made the use of the computer much more simple and easy. Those who hadn't bothered to learn how to navigate a computer before simply didn't have to anymore. The mouse was self-explanatory, with three buttons, it made the use of a computer significantly easier.
While the result of the mouse was exactly what the developers intended it to be, it had some social downsides. Those who were outside for a large portion of their days began to stay inside more often with the unlimited freedom of the computer and the ease of using it. Those who were socially active began to spend more time inside.
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Science: Idea of x and y axis wheels to move a cursor/pointer on a computer screen.
Technology: Creating an easier way to navigate the computer.
Engineering: Design something hand-held and simple. Needs to be able to move on a desk.
Math: What is the best way to traverse the desk while sliding.