Apple mouse marks a mighty change
- Apple Computer Inc. can take credit for pushing the envelope of computer design with its elegant Macintosh. Its software is years ahead of the rest of the industry. Its stylish iPod music player is second to none.
But when it comes to the lowly computer mouse, Apple has long lagged behind everyone else with its stubborn insistence on offering only a single-button technology that seemed stuck in the 1980s.
That changed this month when Apple introduced its "Mighty Mouse" that not only has the ability to left and right click but also to scroll horizontally, vertically and diagonally via a tiny built-in track ball. It's even got a pair of side buttons.