22 November 2011
Mother of All Demos ~ Epic Engelbart NLS Debut
The Mother of All Demos is SRI innovator Doug Engelbart's 1968 public reveal of UI ideas which are now ubiquitous. He introduced the computer mouse, video & teleconferencing, hypertext, word processing, WYSIWYG, proto-Powerpoint, hypermedia, and a collaborative real-time text editor. Epic! Here's a nice WIRED 40th anniversary piece by Dylan Tweney and here at the Stanford archives, a nice selection of clips from the demo, and, yes, SRI's own archives.