The Computer Mouse Scrolling Towards Its Grave

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brokenmoth08

I will never give up my mouse! It is awesome I pwned so many newbs. And the design of the mouse is geting better. what will they say next? Keyboards belong in the musiums?

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opulent_rigs

I would most certainly controvert your figures - 50% MPC readers can't have 3.5 floppy drives. Anyways, to be brutally honest, I have one myself at home but it rusts. So even  those who have them don't use em. In a way your analogy bw 3.5 floppy and mouse is justified. I believe that in some time people might have mice but won't use them.

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Gailim

I dunno...

 

I was promised a Jetpack by the year 2000...

 

the mouse will be around for a while, it a great way to interface with computers, until the whole mind control thing becomes practical, which it may never be. this guy may just be blowing smoke up our collective arses

 

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Haipyng

The mouse is going no where for some time, especially for gamers. It's well known PC gamers have an advantage in accuracy when playing against their console cousins. You'll find gamers giving up their mice, when you pry it from their dead cold fingers...or someone invents the wet wired neural net.

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opulent_rigs

i myself remembere carrying my special mouse for Counter Strike tournaments - even had some mojo. But other than gaming I haven't used my mouse for about 2 years as i use my laptop for all my work.

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hackman2007

I really don't think the mouse is going to disappear anytime soon.

First off, I use my mouse for everything. Touchscreens get dirty and fingerprinty and eventually get scratched up. I know you can clean them, but eventually they look nasty and lose their appeal.

Mice do not have this problem, they may not look sexy, but honestly, gamers in particular are going to want the accuaracy of a mouse rather than the inaccuarcy of an iPhone-like device. 

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comptech08

nah the mouse will never go.

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headhunter66

How is the mouse going to go the way of the dodo before the 3.5 floppy, which I can guarantee at least half of Maximum PC readers still have.

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dracoress

I haven't used a 3.5 in about 6 years....my new rig doesn't have one and my two laptops don't have one either.

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MychaelZ

I just built a new system, and in order to set up the onboard SATA as AHCI, I had to install the drivers during Winblows installation.  I had to go scavenge a 3.5" drive from an old system, which turned out to be non-functional (at the young age of about 8 years old  lol), so I had to take one out of ANOTHER old system.  That's the first time I've used a 3.5" floppy drive in about 4 or 5 years, and once XP goes away, and all there is is Vista and its successors, I'll never need a 3.5" drive again.

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hogkill

Yeah I've probably used mine twice in the last 3 years, but I plan to install one in my next rig anyhow.

It's kind of like a vestigal feature to the computer. You don't just get rid of your appendix because you aren't using it anymore, you need to get an infection first. Also if you don't have a 3.5 inch floppy drive, go buy one now, because I can and will laugh at you otherwise.

As for the mouse, I already got rid of mine. I insert myself directly into the USB drives (don't ask how) and control the computer based on emotions alone. I'm like the Chris Crocker of computer hardware.

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dracoress

Logan Decker reviewed a Brain Device in the latest issue of PCGamer and gave it a 72% I think.  The only thing he couldn't do was look side to side.  He could move and shoot with it .  Put that together with a motion camera and well, no need for a mouse.  Touchscreen tech to open your inventory or switch guns.

It all maybe closer then you think.  We now live in a world with Wii motes :)  I'll miss my Trackball...(duxs head)

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