Telefunken invented the balled mouse?
I just learned something! Thanks!
War story - a rotten, horrible, no-good day in the life of the Chairman:
Back in the days of unreliable Microsoft ball-based mice I was the sole mechanical tinkerer in the office. Naturally I ended up maintainer of all rodents, and had an impressive collection of dirty, fuzzy balls in my drawers.
Upon opening my *desk* drawer one morning I found someone had, ahem, pinched my balls.
Enraged I called out in an open-plan office: "Damn it! Who has seen my balls?!" Unbeknownst to me there was a small gathering on secretaries a few meters away who damned near wet themselves with laughter. I was dating one of them at the time... Worse still, for weeks every time I went for a whizz someone would put on a concerned face and ask me, "How's it hangin'?"
From then on I always kept a weather eye on my balls. Does that make me a visionary, too?