Mouse Pads

Mouse pads were the best way to show a little personality around the office. You’re in a cubicle with gray walls, a gray chair, a gray desk, and BAM a bright red mousepad with cool race-cars, Marvin the Martian, or maybe the San Francisco 49ers.

Whoever manufactured mouse pads must have been raking in the dough, it was like $10 for a tiny piece of foam and plastic.

But like so many technology icons of the 90’s, mousepads had a very limited time in the sun. Up until around 2004, people needed mousepads. After all, what else was the mouse-ball supposed to drag on?

However, these days everyone and their Grandma has a laser mouse, and no ball means no mouse pad. Except grannie probably still uses that one you got printed for her of your family’s Christmas card.

Calculator mouse pad: stupidest invention ever

This guy probably thought he had the coolest invention ever. How much you want to bet he had a calculator watch in the late 80’s?

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