Saturday 08 July 2006

First mouse

I finally managed to convince Alice to try using the mouse this evening. Charles was unavailable to work the Dora game, and Daddy was being difficult, so Alice was reduced to interacting directly with the computer. I had to help her with the movement, but the first time she clicked the mouse and something happened she was so happy she bounced up and down in the rolling chair. Sadly, it didn’t take too many cicks before the work aspect kicked in, but in the end I think there is some hope that Alice will be willing to get her hands dirty with the mouse in the future. I still need to work on the whole cursor positioning issue, that the mouse button is not a magic “do what I want now” button. That will be one of those little life disappointments that parents are there to explain.

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