Gotta Watch: Mouse debut; brawl in Hong Kong; trapped in flooded car
CNN tests out one of the first computer mice in 1984 .
March 2nd, 2011
12:07 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Mouse debut; brawl in Hong Kong; trapped in flooded car

What's this newfangled "mouse" you speak of? – As we hear collective whines about the new iPad, we'd like to take you back to a time where there were no iPads–or "i" anythings. The year was 1984, and the computer mouse made its debut on the world stage. It was large, clunky and had one giant clicker. Also making an appearance in this video, our old friend the floppy disk.

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Cut the budget, face angry protester – Hong Kong's Chief Executive Donald Tsang was only slightly injured after a wily protester attacked him. Apparently Tsang had made some budget cuts that affect Hong Kong's poor.

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"I can't get out!" – After accidentally driving into a flooded area, a young woman becomes trapped in her car. This is the 911 call she made.  Despite the silence at the end of this video, the girl was rescued and is alive.

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  1. ed bailey

    I'm so old I pass dust instead of gas. Still use that ping pong commodore 64.mouse and all.

    March 2, 2011 at 6:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Holy G-moly

    Mouse looks especially clunky when the video has been distorted and stretched from 4:3 aspect to 16:9.
    But I"m sure you already realized that.

    March 3, 2011 at 12:32 am | Report abuse |
  3. actually

    apple invented the church, then the church, or congregation of multiple soul waste invented the com-puter. If your getting technical. CATS INVENTED THE MOUSE FOR SUMTHING TO PLAY WITH.

    March 3, 2011 at 2:49 am | Report abuse |
  4. actually

    O-pen the do-or and sea all the Peep-el

    March 3, 2011 at 2:53 am | Report abuse |
  5. Cesar

    I am o-pening the door. I sea all the peep-el. I do. I sea all the peep-el.

    March 3, 2011 at 3:16 am | Report abuse |
  6. Cesar

    Then the mouse fell in love with his nurse, Mildred. They got married and lived happily ever after.

    March 3, 2011 at 3:24 am | Report abuse |
  7. Extrem Mass Builder

    Fantastic issues altogether, you just received a new reader. What might you recommend about your post that you made a few days in the past? Any sure?

    April 26, 2012 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
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