Gape in Horror at the OpenOffice Mouse 

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Just look at this mouse. It’s a thing of…well, grotesqueness. The OpenOffice Mouse, also known as the OOMouse, also know as the WarMouse, has even more controls than it has names. It’s got 18 buttons, a scroll wheel, and an analog joystick. Can you imagine trying to use this thing? Hell, I shudder at the mere thought of trying to set it up.

I started to write that this is the work of a diseased mind, but that’s not true. This is almost certainly the work of many contributors, with no design lead. That means no one to fight for simplicity, no one to cut an unnecessary feature or six, and no one to say “Dear god! This mouse has more memory than the original Macintosh!”.


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