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Jean-Daniel Nicoud Birthday

Jean-Daniel Nicoud birthday

Jean-Daniel Nicoud was born on 31 August, 1938

Swiss computer scientist and inventor best known for developing the modern computer mouse. The two button, single ball mouse with an optical encoder was a major improvement over the one designed by Douglas Engelbart.

Nicoud has also developed the Smaky computer at his laboratory, LAMI (LAboratoire de Micro-Informatique) and later went on to start a private company, DIDEL, that manufactures ultralight miniature aircraft.

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