Mice first broke onto the public stage with the introduction of the Apple Macintosh in 1984, and since then they have helped to completely redefine the way we use computers.
Mice come in all shapes and sizes. This is an older two-button mouse.
Every day of your computing life, you reach out for your mouse whenever you want to move your cursor or activate something. Your mouse senses your motion and your clicks and sends them to the computer so it can respond appropriately.
In this edition of HowStuffWorks, we'll take the cover off of this important part of the human-machine interface and see exactly what makes it tick!