04 - Of Mice and Mouse
Not all mice are tweedy ones...
'It hasn't eaten enough cheese!' mused Paprika.
'It doesn't look like a mouse!' pondered Kirsty.
'It's certainly not a TweedyMouse!' added Suzie.
'It doesn't squeak!' squeaked Victoria.
'I've heard,' whispered Robbie, 'that people have these mice tied to confusers!'
'Ah! Ragnar knows about comptooters,' added Cyril, knowledgably. 'The
Guardians use something called Squeaker to send messages, which are called Squeaks!'
'Anyway,' announced Suzie, 'here's Ragnar now! He's going to tell us about compooters!'
'Comptooters!' corrected Cyril. 'Hello, Ragnar!
'So, this is called a mouse, because it is
moved around and has a tail behind it!' explained Ragnar. 'Now this,' he went
on, pointing at the screen, 'is a computer screen!'
'Computer?' whispered Suzie. 'Cyril, you said it was "comptooter"!'
'Well - er - they are very similar!' excused Cyril.
'And by clicking with the mouse, people can look at "websites",' continued Ragnar. 'And they are on the "world wide web"!'
'Ooh! I don't like spiders!' squeaked Victoria.
'It's not spiders!' said Cyril. 'And it's only called a web!'
'A web without spiders?' puzzled Kirsty.
'Without spiders is good!' said a relieved Victoria.
'I'll show you!' declared Ragnar, grandly. 'This is where you search for something!' he explained.
'And when you find what you want, the mouse clicks on it! Look, this is a website!'
'And click here - '
'And this comes on the screen!' announced Ragnar, dramatically.
'I know them!' exclaimed several TweedyMice.
'They're the TweedyMice!'
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