Nov 8, 2016. Before Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, there was Douglas Engelbart and. Douglas Engelbart at home in 1997 with the first computer mouse he. (CNN) — Douglas Engelbart, whose invention of the mouse transformed the way people interact with computers, has died. Englelbart died Tuesday night at his home in Atherton, California, SRI Internation. Doug Engelbart was born on 30 January 1925 in Portland, Oregon, to a radio…