The truly magical 18 button OpenOffice Mouse

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Do anything. Go anywhere. Play it all, and have a button for every function – sounds like a great tagline for the new OpenOffice Mouse which though reminiscent of a Nausicaa Ohmu (toward the bottom), isn’t a joke, nor fuelled to murder by its extermination. Actually, a double-take also reveals a bit of the Atari Jaguar controller – a real beast which sported 25 buttons. To their defence, Atari were marketing a device which was way ahead of its time and in an era which loved every little mathematical bump. It stands to reason that a game system which arrived at 64 bits by counting 32+16+16, needed a few extra buttons to sweeten the deal when facing off against its fastidious 16-bit competitors from Nintendo and Sega.

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