Apple sends shockwaves to the world once more : it has released a new mouse, called the Mighty Mouse (crap name IMHO), which detects right clicks!!!
PC owners (with their 2-button mouse) and Unix-box owners (with their 3-button mouse) won’t understand. But releasing a mouse capable of detecting right-clicks is as revolutionary for Apple as was the creation of Windows NT by Micro$oft.
Prior to NT, Micro$oft had Windows 3.0, 3.1 and 3.11 which were crap graphical shells running on the primitive MS-DOS. They knew that those versions of Windows were crap. They knew they didn’t have the knowledge to build a real OS. So they asked Dave Cutler, the father of VMS at DEC, to make Windows NT for them (VMS+1=WNT).
Apple has done the same thing. They had a bad product : the 1-button mouse. They knew it was a crap idea to have a 1-button mouse in the world of contextual pop-up menus. They hired someone to come up with a new idea. And the Mighty Mouse was born.
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This mouse is sold at $49 (Rs. 1500) in the US. I want one.
Long live the Mighty Mouse. But get rid of that crap name. iMouse is better. I think.
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