The world’s first computer mouse was was called “X-Y position indicator for displays.”
The device was invented at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) in the 1960s and Douglas Engelbart and Bill English are credited with its invention.
Engelbart demoed the mouse, which was made out of wood, first time in 1968 using the Xerox Alto computer. He termed the demo as ‘Mother of all demos”. Bill English, then the chief engineer at SRI, built the first computer mouse prototype in 1964. Designs with multiple buttons soon followed.
The device was called ‘Mouse’ because the cable sticking out of it reminded Engelbart of a rodent’s tail.
Engelbart was an inventor and pioneer of the early days of computers and the Internet.
The story that Xerox APAC invented the mouse is a myth.