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Life before the mouse.

I read on BBC News today that the humble mouse is celebrating a 40-year milestone today – can you imagine life without a mouse?

Source: BBC News

The humble computer mouse celebrates its 40th anniversary today.

On 9 December 1968 hi-tech visionary Douglas Engelbart first used one to demonstrate novel ways of working with computers.

The first mouse that Dr Engelbart used in the demo at the Fall Joint Computer Conference (FJCC) was made of wood and had one button.

A day of celebration is planned in California to mark the 40th anniversary; with many of the researchers behind the original demo reunited to mark the event.

headington fairtrade

Had a meeting today to discuss some voluntary work I will be doing to develop a website for a new initiative – the Headington Fairtrade Cooperative -

The cooperative are hoping to open the doors to a new shop (their first) in Headington, Oxford, in the new year – possibly in early February. It looks like it will be a fun project to work on, and will mean working with a great bunch of people (my father-in-law included).

I will try to remember to post news on this again once the site is launched, and when the shop is open. I am sure they will be pleased for your custom – as will the communities who rightly benefit from fairtrade.

To find out more about fairtrade, see:

back to blogging?

Yeah – so I’m going to start blogging a bit more again (let’s see how long it lasts!), after being re-inspired by attending a seminar organised by Krish Kandiah at the Evangelical Alliance. Some thought provoking stuff.

A particularly helpful talk was given by Mark Meynell, who has just as helpfully posted a summary of his talk over on his blog. Go take a look.

If this written blog ends up stalling again – which it will do whilst I’m away on honeymoon and then attending the IFES Symposium on Climate Change – I will more likely be keeping up with my photoblog: