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    Of course there's no right click. Steve Jobs didn't believe in two-button mice, so there never was any right button on standard Apple stuff. Guess that extended to the iPad. Anyway, I don't have an iPad, so can't tell you.

    (Can tell you that Steve used to like spiced tea, though. Actually, both Steve's did. Wonder if Woz still does?)
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    Google tells me:

    The iPad screen is a multitouch surface so it will recognise more than simple left and right clicks. To achieve actions normally done with a right click on a computer you would either, depending on the app being used and the action required, double tap on the screen or tap and hold to bring up a menu to select from.
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    LOL! So Apple got smarter over the years. Or somebody actually managed to persuade Jobs to do something he was opposed to. That nearly qualifies as a miracle!
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    ..When you actually hear Gladwell explain how the single button mouse came about, though, the genius of the decision really clicks. Not only is a single button mouse an easier interface to introduce to users either new to computers or used to text-only input, but it dropped the build price of the mouse to a level where every consumer could afford to buy one.
    .. but I hate mice that have loads of buttons - I'm always pressing them when I don't mean to
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    Or you could buy a hover mouse.. but PLEASE DON'T - it's not real!
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    Heh! I love this part:
    ... it dropped the build price of the mouse to a level where every consumer could afford to buy one.
    Let's see, the 4 button mouse--with wheel--that I use now cost me $50 -- and that INCLUDED the ergonomic keyboard!! (And that was about 4 years ago. Probably cheaper now.)

    Funny how things that made sense almost 30 years ago don't so much now.

    (I agree with you about the extra buttons...two is perfect. The wheel is nice. I turned off the other two.)
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    Actually, this part is also funny, nowadays:
    an easier interface to introduce to users either new to computers or used to text-only input...
    My two-year-old twin grandkids (okay, 2 years, 7 monhts) already know how to use a mouse, not to mention an iPad, Nook, and what buttons to push to find the Netflix movie they want to watch. (And the granddaughter [there's one of each gender] figured out how to *ORDER* new pay-per-view movies! You can bet the parental control password got added real quick after that episode!)

    Don't get me wrong, I was one of those who doubted that people needed anything more powerful than an 8-bit computer. But at least I changed my mind quickly when WYSIWYG word processing appeared.
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    I have a small button on the left which I configured for Back, but it's awkward to press - so I use the Backspace key or the Back button!
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    I remember the attached fondly - particularly Write (and File Manager). As I recall, there were still a number of things that could only be done with the keyboard(?).

    I was excited when I discover Alt-Space
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    Heh! What is that a screen shot of?

    I went from Mac512 to WindowsNT 4.0

    I don't recall NT looking like that, but who knows.

    EDIT: DOH on me! The image name says what it is.
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    Windows NT was New(er) Technology than Windows 3.
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