All it takes is a look beyond the joystick, and local software shop, to get a glimpse at its shining promise.
The pilot pushes the joystick slowly forward and prepares to land.
For the daring and brilliant youth who held the joystick was a master-pilot, who understood every whim and fancy of his machine.
Some one else has produced the latest thing in connections between the pilot's joystick and the Vickers gun.
His hand had been jerking the joystick to plus one all this time and now he became consciously aware of this.
Probably he was shot dead and fell over on to the joystick, which put the machine to its last dive.
A device consisting of a hand held stick that pivots about one end and transmits its angle in two dimensions to a computer. Joysticks are often used to control games, and usually have one or more push-buttons whose state can also be read by the computer. Most I/O interface cards for IBM PCs have a joystick (game control) port.