Snippet: In Praise of Apple’s Horrible Mice ☇

Shared on April 1, 2014

Marco Tabini for Macworld:

Apple’s fixation with mouse buttons is legendary. While PC manufacturers gave adding more buttons little thought and, indeed, believed that doing so would increase the user’s productivity, Steve Jobs waged an endless war against the additional complexity that he believed came with having more than one button.

This is a great piece looking at the philosophy of Apple’s rodents, although I have to disagree with Tabini’s dislike of the Magic Trackpad—I use one both at work and at home and almost never use a traditional mouse at all.

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