William English, one of the inventors of the mouse, passed away

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The pioneer of modern computer input devices was 91.

One of the inventors of the PC mouse, William “Bill”, died. The defining figure in the history of modern human-computer interfaces died at the age of 91. English co-developed the first mouse with Douglas Englebart at Stanford University's research institute, which was introduced in 1968 – but their improvements also grounded the graphical user interface, the use of hyperlinks, and online word processing.


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