Douglas Engelbart created a computer mouse and coding set in 1968 which has been auctioned for Rs 5 crore. Photo: Courtesy of Interesting Engineering website
New York: A state-of-the-art computer mouse and coding set made 55 years ago has been sold for $178,936, which is over Rs 5 crore in Pakistani rupees.
In 1968, the SRI computer mouse and coding set was created by prominent hardware engineer Douglas Engelbart. Abig Boston auction house, RRAuction, auctioned it and it sold for a phenomenal price. This is because of the technical and historical importance of this invention.
Seeing this invention of Douglas, the founder of Apple company bought his patent for 40 thousand dollars. Thus the mouse took off and was sold in the billions, incorporating mouse pointing and the cursor. Another first prototype was auctioned in December 2020 for $34,000.
This mouse was developed by the Stanford Research Institute and is therefore also called the SRI mouse.
Then in March 2022, another mouse and coding set made by Douglas sold for $46,000. But now on March 16, the third mouse and coding set has now sold for a record price.