why mouse is called mouse?

@avi_love (457)
India
December 13, 2006 4:31am CST
why we say mouse as mouse.
3 responses
@Opteron (1845)
• Italy
13 Dec 06
why? Because it has the shape of a little mouse. Old mice has a queue too like real mice...new wireless mice don't have it :p
• India
13 Dec 06
The name "mouse", coined at the Stanford Research Institute, derives from the resemblance of early models to the common small rodent of the same name. Coz it had a cord attached to the rear part of the device, suggesting the idea of a tail.
@prasad1961 (5603)
• India
13 Dec 06
Mouse - Optical mice supporters claim that optical rendering works better than mechanical mice, that it requires no maintenance and that optical mice last longer due to having no moving parts. Optical mice do not normally require maintenance other than removing debris that might collect under the light-emitter.
The computer mouse has long dominated the world of pointing devices in computing, people often refer to any generic computer pointing-device as a mouse. An optical mouse uses a light-emitting diode and photodiodes to detect movement relative to the underlying surface, rather than moving some of its parts — as in a mechanical mouse.
• India
13 Dec 06
It moves like mouse...