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man installs mouse, doesn't know what to do with it

so i've had this microsoft optical wheel mouse sitting around for awhile waiting for me to try to figure out how to get it working with os x and my ibook. today, i had the bright idea to just plug in the mouse and see if it would work. "no sirree, that'll never work." i thought to myself as i imagined the length of the how-to that had already been written by someone like myself after they spent days fiddling with configuration files and driver updates. to my shock and amazement, i have discovered that you can get a microsoft optical wheel mouse to work on os x by simply plugging the mouse into the usb port!.

i know, i gasped too.

but as i'm sitting and typing - the shock and awe slowly wearing off - i'm realizing that i've forgotten how to use a mouse. taking my hands off the keyboard feels wrong.

i stare at the mouse as if it's a fish on a bicycle.

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12/22/2003 08:25:00 PM 0 comments


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