The Original Microsoft Mouse


This “beautiful” mouse, sometimes referred to as the “Green Eye” Mouse, was released by Microsoft in 1983. It retailed for about $195 and came packed with Word and three other programs a musicial tutorial, teaching the user how to use a mouse; The Game of Life, a population simulator to familiarize users with using a command line; and the Multi-Toll NotePad, text-editing software.

I had some decent exposure to this mouse at the computer store they opened in my hometown when I was a kid and thought it was pretty amazing (and I loved those green buttons). Did anyone else get to use one or still have one? Do you have any thoughts or impressions you would like to share?


Garry Vander Voort

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