Why a computer mouse is called a mouse?

@Jamian (2604)
Philippines
December 5, 2006 9:18pm CST
Sounds funny, but why a computer mouse is called a mouse? in fact its not like a mouse and not similar to a real mouse Thanks ;p
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@seenoreen (560)
• Philippines
7 Dec 06
I got this from Wikipedia: "The name "mouse", coined at the Stanford Research Institute, derives from the resemblance of early models (which had a cord attached to the rear part of the device, suggesting the idea of a tail) to the common small rodent of the same name"
@Jamian (2604)
• Philippines
8 Dec 06
nice answer dude!
@ondo1015 (1884)
• Philippines
7 Dec 06
Wow pare you're new here and you got more posts than me, I think you consume more than 5 hours a day . Me here 265 posts pa lang from 1 and a half months. Any way mouse is a dirty creature and you're holding it everyhour. I don't know why they call it mouse?.