WASHINGTON, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
THE MIGHTY MOUSE
Profile America — Thursday, April 27th. For many years, the word "mouse" commonly evoked thoughts of Mickey. But that association began to be eclipsed on this date in 1981 when the Xerox Corporation, then a major developer, introduced the mouse to the commercial computing world. Its 80-10 information system — with the mouse — didn't catch on, mostly because it cost $20,000. But the mouse itself roared elsewhere in the computer industry and is still holding its own against touch-screen developments. Today, manufacturing computer terminals and related peripheral equipment is an $8.1 billion a year industry. Its 604 establishments employ some 22,000 workers. You can find current data on the country's economy by downloading the 'America's Economy' mobile application at www.census.gov/mobile.
First mouse/accessed 2/6/2017: www.wired.com/thisdayintech/2011/04/0427first-computer-mouse/
Xerox story/accessed 2/6/2017:
Computer terminal and peripheral equipment manufacturing revenues/County Business Patterns/NAICS 334111:
Computer terminal and peripheral equipment manufacturing establishments and employment/County Business Patters/NAICS 334111:
Profile America is produced by the Center for New Media and Promotion of the U.S. Census Bureau. Statistics and accounts drawn from cited non-Census sources are employed for illustrative or narrative purposes, and are not attested to by the U.S. Census Bureau. These daily features are available as produced segments, ready to air, on the Internet at http://www.census.gov (look for "Audio" in the "Library" pull-down menu).
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SOURCE U.S. Census Bureau