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The Three Button Mouse Phenomenon: A cultural trait found in those who love their computers

Aug 14, 2009, 23:01 (1 Talkback[s])
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"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."

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