So this is a totally random post, but I thought, given my avid devotion to the field, that it would be negligent on my part not to say Happy Birthday to the computer mouse. It is 40 years today since the computer mouse was first revealed to what would become devout and adoring masses. On 9 December 1968 hi-tech visionary Douglas Engelbart first used a mouse to demonstrate novel ways of working with computers.
Thank you Douglas, and thank you mouse, you have changed my life.
Here’s a more detailed tribute: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/7768481.stm