Computer Mice or Mouses?

Larry Sheldon LarrySheldon at COX.NET
Wed Mar 21 19:54:34 UTC 2012

On 3/21/2012 2:41 PM, Victor Steinbok wrote:

> back then. The 1984 claim made no sense whatsoever, but many thanks to
> Garson for finding the actual citations that prove it.

There is reason to believe that many people, including many
"authorities", believe that if it didn't happen to/in/by IBM, it didn't

Which is sad.  When I first developed an interest in such things, the
generic term for "computer" in the popular lexicon was "univac".

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                                         of System Administrators:
Ex turpi causa non oritur actio      Infallibility, and the ability to
                                         learn from their mistakes.
ICBM Data:        (Adapted from Stephen Pinker)

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