Evolution of the Apple Mouse

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Sep 30 14:29:30 CDT 2010


On 9/30/10 3:01 PM, Tony Duell wrote:
>>> True. You have to realise, though, that even for stuff I am going to use,
>>> I prefer things I can repair. I know this is odd, but I would rather have
>>> something that needs minor repairs every couple of years (like replacing
>>> microswitches) but if I do that can carru on running for many years than
>>> something that runs fine for 5 years and then fails in a way that I can't
>>> fix.
>>
>>     Fair enough.  And I do see where you're coming from, but for
>> something as pedestrian as a mass-market mouse, personally I don't go
>> that far.  More power to you, though.
>
> And if my mousebutton fails at a time when I need to get something done
> _THEN_. I would rather have to kludge up a repalcement for a microswitch
> -- if necessary 2 bits of wire that I could touch together -- than a
> replacement for a custom IC.

   Come on, you don't have a box of mice kicking around?  Even 
nontechnical people I know have at least two or three in a closet somewhere.

             -Dave

-- 
Dave McGuire
Port Charlotte, FL



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