His name is Doug Engelbart, and he’s gone to that big block of cheese in the sky.
Doug is the reason you can use a computer without having to use space bars and arrows.
Doug invented the computer mouse back in the 1960’s but didn’t patent the idea until the 70’s and it wasn't available commercially until 1984.
It was part of a movement to make computers smaller and more user friendly than the room filling mainframes of the early days.
Engelbart envisioned the computer to be about "augmenting human intellect," but it came down to making it more available to the masses.
Doug was so ahead of his time with the mouse that it never really made him any money.
In 1987 the technology became public domain so he wasn’t able to collect royalties when the invention became mainstream.
Engelbart also played a key role in word processing programs, and the use of multiple windows as well as ARPANet.
ARPANet is the government research network that led to the creation of the Internet. Take that Al Gore.