It was with sad news that the man who invented the mouse, passed away on 2nd July in his sleep at the age of 88.  His name was Douglas Engelbart, and he didn’t make any money from his idea or some of the other ideas that he talked about in an hour long presentation way back in 1968 in San Francisco.  He also showed his audience a demonstration of talking to a colleague 48 kilometres away at the same time.  That was the first video conference!

Check out Wikipedia’s post about him here.