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.