Apple and the One-Button Mouse

By Michael Flanakin @ 8:23 PM :: 1062 Views :: Technology :: Digg it!

Andru Edwards Mobile-ready link writes about why Apple chose to use a one-button mouse for the Mac Mobile-ready link. Basically, his justification comes down to his [and suggestively Apple's] opinion that users are too stupid to handle the second button. This could be the worst attempt at trying to justify such a stupid decision I've ever heard. Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to say that nobody has a problem with two-button mice -- I, for one, have never met anyone who's had a problem, tho, and I've met a lot of tech-phobic people -- but I don't think that's the average user by any means. Perhaps the average Mac user :-P Ok, not really; I still stand by my comment that the average user doesn't have a problem with the two-button mouse. His comment that people could go about their day without using the right mouse button is true, but would you really want to? Hell, you could go without a mouse on most systems today; but if you were going to do that, you might as well stop bathing and get Linux. Anyway, I just thought the attempt was funny.

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