We’ve just done something that makes us all very proud at Logitech – we’ve shipped our one billionth mouse. How cool is that!?
When all of this started for Logitech back in the early ‘80s (PDF), the mouse was primarily a tool for CAD (computer-aided design applications). Since then, the mouse has become something much more – it is truly the key to the kingdom – the device that unlocked the power of the computer. The mouse opened up computing to the average person by providing a simple, intuitive way to interact with the computer.
As we look to the future and what it holds for the mouse, I’ve tasked our product-development team with continuing to assess new technologies and how they might enhance the human-computer interface. No idea is too far-fetched, from touch technology to mind control. If you take a look at some of our ideas that never made it to manufacturing (PDF), you’ll see that our engineers can be pretty creative. In conjunction with next Wednesday’s celebration of the 40th anniversary of the first public demonstration of the computer mouse, I’ll be blogging more about what the future holds for the mouse.
Until then, I want to thank you for your support. We couldn’t have reached this milestone without our customers, so to celebrate, we’re inviting you to follow the journey of our billionth mouse from the factory to its final destination for the chance to win some great prizes.
Firm makes one billionth mouse (BBC)
Logitech Timeline of Mousery is Full of Memories, Logitech Advertising (Gizmodo)
Logitech Ships One-Billionth Mouse (Gearlog)
Logitech has shipped its billionth mouse (CrunchGear)
Logitech Ships Its Billionth Mouse (Ubergizmo)
One billion mice from Logitech (Computer Weekly)
Logitech Ships One Billionth Mouse (ExtremeTech)
Logitech celebrates its billionth mouse (Tech Digest)
Logitech Ships Billionth Mouse (CE Daily News)
Logitech serves one-billionth mouse (Engadget)
Logitech ships billionth mouse (SlashGear)
Billionth Logitech mouse scampers off assembly line (CNET)
Logitech Ships Billionth Mouse (TWICE)
Logitech Celebrates Its One Billionth Mouse But The Party Might End Soon (Wired)
Logitech Produces Billionth Mouse (Digital Trends)
Logitech Celebrates Its One Billionth Mouse But The Party Might End Soon (ABC News)