The rise of smartphones and tablets, led by Apple’s own iPhones and iPads, has done more than just eat into sales of desktops and laptops. It’s made the mouse seem obsolete by allowing us to interact with our devices and data through a touch interface rather than a pointing device. Apple introduced the mouse with the original Mac. Lion largely lays the rodent to rest.
Via Jakarta Globe
I’ve already noted that, overall, I like the gestures in the Magic Mouse in Lion. I like them enough that I’ve already warned my wife that the next computer device will be the Magic Touchpad. I could easily live without the mouse, and am glad that Apple has expanded the touchability of OSX with Lion.