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!
Contrary to popular belief, Apple didn't started in a garage. They made their first products in the bedroom of 11161 Crist Drive, Los Altos, the home of Steve Jobs' foster parents. In 1983, the number of the single-storey house was changed to 2066 when the land on which it stood was annexed by the city from the county. The company's first product was the Apple I computer. Fifty of these were created by Steve Wozniak in the bedroom and sold for $500 each to Paul Jay Terrell's Byte Shop. [more...]