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So was what Jobs took from Xerox the idea of the mouse? Not quite, because Xerox never owned the idea of the mouse. The PARC researchers got it from the computer scientist Douglas Engelbart, at Stanford Research Institute, fifteen minutes away on the other side of the university campus. Engelbart dreamed up the idea of moving the cursor around the screen with a stand-alone mechanical “animal” back in the mid- nineteen-sixties. His mouse was a bulky, rectangular affair, with what looked like steel roller-skate wheels. If you lined up Engelbart’s mouse, Xerox’s mouse, and Apple’s mouse, you would not see the serial reproduction of an object. You would see the evolution of a concept.
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In the above diagram, the initial total revenue is area A plus area B and the new total revenue is area B plus area C. Area C is the gain in revenue resulting from the increase in the quantity demanded (Q) from Q0 to Q1 and area A is the loss in revenue resulting from the fall in the price (P) from P0 to P1. Since area C is greater than area A, the gain in revenue exceeds the loss and hence the total revenue rises. However, if the firm has no or little excess capacity or if rival firms follow suit in order to avoid losing sales to the first firm, a fall in its price may not lead to an increase in its total revenue. Although the demand for smartphones produced by a firm is likely to be price elastic, it may be price inelastic because the smartphones may have some special features that are not found on other smartphones. For example, Apple’s smartphones have voice recognition and fingerprint-password authentication features which many other smartphones do not include. In this case, the firm can increase the price to increase the total revenue as the quantity demanded will fall by a smaller percentage.