A history of the Apple mouse Posted on Tuesday, November 27th, 2012 at 4:21 pm. PTWritten by Jim Dalrymple Stephen Hackett put together a nice history of the Apple mouse, from the Lisa to modern day. Moeskido At least two of the latter-day entries on that site mention complaints about a short USB cord. I remember at least two of my Macs that were shipped with USB extension cords. Who was complaining? Stephen M. Hackett I had forgotten about that. Added it as a note. Thanks! Moeskido Very kind. Had you not, I might have mailed you a bag full of them. 😉 Stephen M. Hackett Oh nooooooooo…. His Shadow Was the intent that these mice were to connect to the keyboard? Moeskido With the iMacs, usually. With the towers, not necessarily.