The Three Button Mouse Phenomenon: A cultural trait found in those who love their computers
Aug 14, 2009, 23:01 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Reg Laden)
"I repeated the procedure in each of the other two labs, in the
graduate student's offices, and in two professor's offices. Macs
everywhere, one button on each mouse on each Mac. I probably looked
at 35 computers.
"One could argue that if no Mac users have three button mice
than somehow Mac users simply don't need a three button mouse. But
that is not what I was told. When I snarkily told Mike that I
preferred a three button mouse so I could right click and middle
click, he did not tell me that I didnt' need to do those things,
that those were bad things, that one did not "need" to do these
things on a Mac somehow. Rather, he simply told me that the three
button mouse was a feature of the Mac."