Insanely Great

From: Kip Crosby <>
Date: Fri May 29 20:54:06 1998

At 18:41 5/29/98 PDT, Max wrote:
>2)It mentioned a "new input device" that was before the Xerox machine,
>to be used alongside the mouse, was flexible but required training.
>What was it?

Doug Engelbart designed a five-key keyboard that would do most of seven-bit
ASCII by accepting chording combinations. His idea was that you'd always
run the keyboard with one hand and the mouse with the other.
Kip Crosby
Computer History Association of California
Received on Fri May 29 1998 - 20:54:06 BST

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