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Scotty uses a mouse

"Hello, computer".

A mouse was a manual input device on computers of the 20th and 21st centuries. The device was known as a mouse because a cord, which connected the device to the computer, resembled the tail of a mouse. A person provided input to a computer via the mouse by rolling the mouse on a flat surface and clicking buttons.

Montgomery Scott mistook the device for an audio-input device when he traveled back in time to 1986. (Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)

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