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Computer Mice

The most common plural form of mouse—as in, a computer mouse—is mice. But since the mouse was introduced in the 1960’s, tech insiders have applied their own sense of humor and irony to the usage of mice. This is part of a complete episode.

scrubber

scrubber  n.— «You could mouse over a map with deaths by province, or isolate incidents, like the second invasion of Fallujah. A time line with a movable “scrubber” let readers compress the scope of information.» —“The New Journalism:...

word of mouse

word of mouse  n.— «Word of mouse is the latest trend in online travel planning, and a variety of corporate travel companies are setting up networking sites in hopes of becoming the Facebook of corporate travel.» —“Advice From...

mouse type

mouse type  n.—Gloss: Defined in the Dictionary for Library and Information Science as “very tiny, barely readable type used for…information the seller is required to display but wishes to downplay.” «Charter is taking...

knob twiddler

knob twiddler  n.— «When it comes to diversity in electronic music, one of the most important distinctions for the festival presenters is balancing the programs between artists affectionately known as “knob twiddlers,” who sit...

mouse hole

mouse hole  v.— «“One man makes for the stairway, covered by bullets of the others shooting ahead of him. At the same time two or three men can enter the house and begin to ‘mouse hole’ into the next forom from the secured ground floor...

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