Fun Facts about Mousepads!
Have you ever wondered where and how computer mouse pads came into existence? Wonder no more! We love them so much that we wanted to share a few facts about their history with you. You'll be amazed!
- Did You Know during a 1968 presentation by Douglas Engelbart marking the debut of a mouse, a console created by Jack Kelley was used that included a support area for the mouse? Only a year later, Kelley designed the first mouse pad.
- Did You Know a description of a mouse pad created by Armando M. Fernandez was featured in the Xerox Disclosure Journal a decade later? According to details, a resilient, rubber-like material was used in order to keep the pad from sliding on the table. Brilliant!
- Did You Know the first commercial manufacturer ever of computer mouse pads was Moustrak which was founded by Bob McDermand?
- Did You Know lower quality and lower cost mouse pads turned the product from an innovation into a commodity by the end of the 1980s? Mouse pads have certainly evolved since their creation over five decades ago!