Now I see that several things influenced the failure of the product:
- It has an outdated conception even for the time. I mean, having to press the mouse against the table.
-The cable goes to the user, but it has to be plugged behind the Enterprise.
-It is not proportional, I imagine because the control ports do not have a return pin and it was impossible to implement. Instead it was chosen to imitate a Joystick, which was not used to handle the editor of Basic or the word processor. But almost nothing for games either. In that world that until then had worked without mice, how to convince people to use it in that conditions?
-It is certainly one of the most bizarre mice I have ever seen, of appearance, but rare even in the usefulness of the three buttons. The middle is the main, the other two cancel out one of the coordinates. For what?
- Over time the rubber ball and pulleys have decomposed, but in fact it could have been decades in poor condition, even shortly after being manufactured.
On the other hand, there is no denying the good manufacturing of plastic molding, and the good quality of the cable and connector.
But above all, I can now say that the fiasco was due to the fact that it did not work in all Enterprises, a fault not attributable to Aztec (it was the company that made it for Enterprise Computers Ltd.), but to that there was an alignment defect on the rear ports of the computer.
Many thanks to Sinclair200 for being so kind to lend it to me.