Logitech was the first company to sell the modern computer mouse. The device with an optical encoder, two buttons and a single ball was created by Jean-Daniel Nicoud and André; Guignard of the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland. Their mouse was a major improvement over the one created by Douglas Engelbart, the original creator of the mouse.
Logitech’s computer mouse was originally manufactured by Dubois Depraz SA, another Swiss company. From 1985 to 2008, the company sold a billion of these devices!
Wingdings included since Windows 3.1 has been the center of a strange controversy. The dingbat font contains many popular and common shapes that can quickly be incorporated in documents. In the original font, typing the three letters 'NYC' in sequence, would display skull-cross bones, star of David and thumbs up sign. Some people interpreted as an antisemitic message and raised a big hue and cry over it. In later versions, the symbols were changed to eye, heart and skyline, which is like a hat tip to the famous "I ♥ NY" logo designed by Milton Glaser. [more...]