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Mouse (computing)

a mouse is a pointing device

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Posted on May 27 2014 by Mildred

The ancient accepted advertisement of the appellation abrasion as a computer pointing accessory is in Bill English's 1965 advertisement "Computer-Aided Affectation Control".

The online Oxford Dictionaries access for abrasion states the plural for the baby rodent is mice, while the plural for the baby computer affiliated accessory is either mice or mouses. However, in the use area of the access it states that the added accepted plural is mice, and that the aboriginal recorded use of the appellation in the plural is mice as able-bodied (though it cites a 1984 use of mice if there were in fact several beforehand ones, such as J. C. R. Licklider's "The Computer as a Communication Device" of 1968). According to the fifth copy of The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language the plural can be either "mice" or "mouses".

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