04 July 2013

R.I.P. Doug Engelbart ~ Intelligence Augmentor...

Sad to hear Douglas Engelbart has passed away at 88. As John Markoff writes in his NYTimes obit, Engelbart "had an epiphany in 1950 that would change the world." Co-inventor of the computer mouse, Engelbart envisioned future of radical intelligence augmentation via online information, linked references, text editing, video conferencing, multi-media, and more. His December 1968 epic "Mother of all Demos" showed a working system with all of those envisioned elements... That's immortal even if Doug isn't.

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