Apple – Mighty Mouse: Apple announces a multi-button mouse. Gosh, what an advance.
In the beginning, there was one button. Then there were two. Then there were clickable scroll wheels and programmable toggles and solid-state slides. But nobody made a mouse as easy to use as your Mac. Until now. Mighty Mouse combines the capability of a multibutton mouse with Apple’s signature top-shell design for the best of both form and function.
My gut feeling is that this was just hard for Apple to admit that it got it flat wrong for so many years. The only delay here was because of pride.
What’s going to irritate me is the rush of people who formerly evangalized the single-button mouse just because Apple endorsed it who are now going to rush to the multi-button mouse as if something has magically changed.
Update: Okay, there’s one cool feature: a touchpad/trackball thing built into the top of the mouse, so you can scroll around using just your finger. I’ll admit that’s pretty cool. Crap.