Dinosaur Sightings: First Russian computer mouse

First Russian computer mouse

The first Russian computer mouse was used with the EC-1841 (IBM PC/XT compatible computer).

Sergei Frolov, a programmer and engineer from Saint-Petersburg, Russia, has compiled an extensive collection of Soviet calculators and computer accessories. He has graciously allowed us to reprint these photos of early Russian computer mice. You can see more of Sergei's collection on his Soviet Calculators Collection Web site.

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