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+20.000 Developers Rename the Wireless Mouse to Hamster - Help Us!๐Ÿน

The wireless mouse is not only one of the most essential parts of your computer setup but it is also an integral part of your everyday life, but did you know that this amazing piece of technology has been given an incorrect name? We think itโ€™s time for a change!

It may seem like people are just joking around, but many of them insist that they are serious about it and have even opened a pool on change.org โ€” and itโ€™s going great!

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Can we really change the name of the wireless mouse to hamster? Should we? What do you think?

Everything starts from the fact that โ€œwirelessโ€ has been added to mouse to refer to its wireless version, but this is not anatomically correct!

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So, why use two words when you can use one? Moreover, we must protect the rights of hamsters:

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For this reason, it has been proposed to change the name of these devices from wireless mice, to hamsters.

It is true that it is practically impossible for the whole world to accept this change (perhaps they are not ready for it) but how funny would it be to make this meme come true?

You can help by voting too! You can find the poll on change.org and vote for the renaming. Letโ€™s all join together to reach the goal of 25,000 signatures! Many people agree:

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Also good point:

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Itโ€™s obviously very important:

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The reasons for signing are endless. Whatโ€™s more, I donโ€™t think we have a solid argument to convince the whole world. So I would like to ask you to think of the ideal argument!

๐ŸŽ If you do, comment a screenshot with your argument, I will give 10$ to the most voted. Yes, itโ€™s not a big reward but what better way to get 10$ than come up with an ironical argument about why we should rename the wireless mouse to hamster? Let's be serious ;)

https://chng.it/RjGpG9cdTJ

published with my hamsterโ€™s click ๐Ÿน

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I'm an apple๐ŸŽ • Edited on

Nobody has talked about the good copywriting of the petition's creator?:

"For too long the wireless mouse have suffered from an anatomically incorrect name. How can a mouse without the blessing of being born with a tail be called a mouse? It's a hamster, damn it. Our computers deserve diversity in accessory names. Let the mice forever continue to be wired, and may the hamster guide you wirelessly!"

Damn

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Amrin

this is awesome. haha. I will sign the petition :D

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raddevus

This is the most important article I've ever read on dev.to & I hope it gets the attention it deserves.

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Dave Slatin

I hope it too man, this is a major improvement

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Sam 12 inch

Me when...
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lidiaaadotnet

This is the most important choice of my life, I need to vote now

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Muhammad Sifat Hossain • Edited on

I'm currently using a wireless mouse and thinking of switching to a vertical wireless one. Should we call it a vertical hamster?

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zaichengpao

Which model of vertical hamster is it?

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Muhammad Sifat Hossain

I haven't decided yet. But I'm getting wrist pain because of excessive use of the mouse. I've seen multiple ergonomic videos on youtube suggesting vertical mouses. So, I just want to give it a try.

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Raรญ B. Toffoletto

I'm adopting this right now!

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heyitslunarojas

Me too
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sent with my hamitech g52

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leob • Edited on

Beaver? Capibara?

(full disclosure - I stick to wireless-less mice i.e. I'm not using a wireless "rodent" for my digital pointing needs, so this does not personally affect me as much - hence my buy-in FWIW will inevitably be marginal)

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Carlo Smits

Hereโ€™s an idea: We change as many mouse-related variables and functions to โ€˜hamsterโ€™, in order to force our oppressive mouse-kin overlords to recognize all of HID-kind!

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Adam Crockett

Just think of the JS event names!

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Dennis Persson

FTH - For the hamster!

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Fyodor

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Bruno

Long live the hamsters! ๐Ÿน #mousetohamster #longlivethehamsters

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