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How soon do you think A Desktop Mouse becomes an Antique?

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How soon do you think A Desktop Mouse becomes an Antique?

kalyan_revadi
In this Touch Screen/tablets World, people are slowly forgetting there is a Device called Mouse and it is used to point and click on a computer. I am wondering how long does it take to really make a Mouse an Antique !
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    When my mouse dies, and only then, it becomes an antique. Touch screens are different but not as fast as a mouse on some things.

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    OH Smeg

    Sure Tablets are all the rage at the moment but they are hardly the replacement of the Desktop and will not be in the foreseeable future.

    Till you can manipulate a CAD Image without a mouse on a Tablet Mice are going to be around for a very long time.

    Col

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    will_smith


    mice (along with keyboards) will stay around for a long time

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    Spitfire_Sysop

    short: Not in your lifetime
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    The first commercial mouse, release in Germany in 1970, will become an antique in 2070. The famous Apple mouse will become antiquated around 2086. I think people will still be using them at that time. Perhaps 3D mice and spatial pointing devices will be more prevalent then but I may not be around to see it.

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    TheChas

    In addition to the mouse staying around for many more years, I continue to use the old control and alt commands that started in DOS.

    I also don't see myself ever switching to a tablet or a smartphone. Or a touch-screen for that matter. So I personally expect to be using a mouse and keyboard for at least another 20 years.

    Even top end work-station laptops do not offer enough storage capacity for my needs. And yes, I want my storage local and not in some "cloud" or even a local server. My desktop system has 4TB of storage plus USB drives for backup and 3 optical drives.

    Chas

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    Well this one is pretty much relative to the user.

    1. If you have lots of money : It may become antique as soon as a new better and more feature based mouse is intoduced.

    2. If the mouse works but your board dosent support the same. Elementary incompatibility. You dont have a choice.

    3. Technically a mouse only becomes antique, if the hardware technology / middleware stops supporting its interface. A mouse in working condition but not supported any more.

    A non working mouse is a junk, not antique.

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    seanferd

    In which case, the mouse, like the Space Shuttle, was obsolete before it was put into production. (And this would be according to the inventor of the mouse himself.)

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    neojhun

    LEAP MOTION will be released on the public in 2013. Controling Computer Graphics in 3D instead of Mouse's 2D. Thus making the good old mouse antiquated.

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    When my mouse dies, and only then, it becomes an antique. Touch screens are different but not as fast as a mouse on some things.

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    OH Smeg

    Sure Tablets are all the rage at the moment but they are hardly the replacement of the Desktop and will not be in the foreseeable future.

    Till you can manipulate a CAD Image without a mouse on a Tablet Mice are going to be around for a very long time.

    Col

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    will_smith


    mice (along with keyboards) will stay around for a long time

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    Spitfire_Sysop

    short: Not in your lifetime
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    The first commercial mouse, release in Germany in 1970, will become an antique in 2070. The famous Apple mouse will become antiquated around 2086. I think people will still be using them at that time. Perhaps 3D mice and spatial pointing devices will be more prevalent then but I may not be around to see it.

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    TheChas

    In addition to the mouse staying around for many more years, I continue to use the old control and alt commands that started in DOS.

    I also don't see myself ever switching to a tablet or a smartphone. Or a touch-screen for that matter. So I personally expect to be using a mouse and keyboard for at least another 20 years.

    Even top end work-station laptops do not offer enough storage capacity for my needs. And yes, I want my storage local and not in some "cloud" or even a local server. My desktop system has 4TB of storage plus USB drives for backup and 3 optical drives.

    Chas

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    Well this one is pretty much relative to the user.

    1. If you have lots of money : It may become antique as soon as a new better and more feature based mouse is intoduced.

    2. If the mouse works but your board dosent support the same. Elementary incompatibility. You dont have a choice.

    3. Technically a mouse only becomes antique, if the hardware technology / middleware stops supporting its interface. A mouse in working condition but not supported any more.

    A non working mouse is a junk, not antique.

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    seanferd

    In which case, the mouse, like the Space Shuttle, was obsolete before it was put into production. (And this would be according to the inventor of the mouse himself.)

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    neojhun

    LEAP MOTION will be released on the public in 2013. Controling Computer Graphics in 3D instead of Mouse's 2D. Thus making the good old mouse antiquated.