Today we gather for a solemn event, to pronounce the death of a beloved and loyal friend throughout the years.
It is time to announce the passing of Mr. Computer Mouse. Wonderful as it was, bury it we now must.
Of course, you will see this object for quite some time appearing as the walking dead. (Schools will almost assuredly be the land in which they will live the longest. Much like cassette players and VCR’s.)
But the computer mouse has been mortally wounded and the ailment from which it suffers has no cure.
There is no antidote for progress. And progress we have.
The touch screen interface of the first generation iPad (first seen in the iPhone) is a forerunner of many things to come. One of which is the complete and entire un-necessity of computer mice.
If I want to move the cursor, why do I need to outsource the action to a 3rd party movement when I have a tablet computer in my possession? Now, I can just touch the screen – or the button or the wherever – whereever I want the action to take place and make it take place right there.
No more reaching over to affect action that I want to take place right in front of me.
In mankind’s great quest for efficiency, computer mice, once the paragon of inventiveness, now are about to befall an ugly and inglorious fate. They will be relegated to the trash heap of typewriters, carbon paper, rotary telephones and the George Foreman Cooking Grill.
Once fantastic, now archaic.
The fall is imminent.
The Mouse is Dead… Long Live the Mouse!