From: "Michael A. Terrell"
Subject: Re: Crisis in Japan: defective electro caps round the world
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2002 10:14:42 -0500
Organization: Have you seen my bench? No, really! Where is it?
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> On Wed, 11 Dec 2002 20:10:07 -0500, "Michael A. Terrell"
> >Lord Garth wrote:
> >> "Michael A. Terrell" wrote in message
> >> news:3DF7D017.B1D69050@mfi.net...
> >> > Didn't Mouse Systems make one that used an aluminum plate with a fine
> >> > grid printed on it?
> >> > --
> >> > Michael A. Terrell
> >> > Central Florida
> >> Yep!
> > I was just trying to remember. I had two of them and two pads. I
> >gave them to someone when I got tired of their hints and switched to
> >another type of mouse.
> That was one of the best ones I ever had. It didn't fill up with all
> the dust and dirt that finds it way onto the mouse pad. Too bad they
> never made it to MicroSoft's hardware list... I had to retire mine
> when Win 3.x came out. They just didn't support them any more. I'm
> using a three button Logitech, its just not the same...
I liked mine as well, but when you are repairing computers you need a
mouse that works with common drivers, so I reluctantly gave them away
and started buying handfuls of throw away mice. The worst ever was a
Phillips mouse. One of the plastic clips that held the ball cover on
broke off in the first hour of use. I would contact a supplier and buy
one of each model they carried, and try them out in the shop. 90% of
them wore out or broke within a month, and never made it to the list of
items for sale. When i found ones I liked, and lasted 30 days or more I
would buy more of them for stock.
Michael A. Terrell