that Douglas Engelbart
most famous for creating the computer mouse
and for demoing much of what we take for granted in desktop computing in 1968's Mother of All Demos
), died last night at age 88. [more inside]
A detailed history, explanation, and defense of the chorded keyboard
Forty years ago
, Douglas Engelbart gave the Mother of All Demos. [more inside]
Modern computing born... film at 11.
"On December 9, 1968, Douglas C. Engelbart and the group of 17 researchers working with him in the Augmentation Research Center at Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, CA, presented a 90-minute live public demonstration of the online system, NLS, they had been working on since 1962. The public presentation was a session in the of the Fall Joint Computer Conference held at the Convention Center in San Francisco, and it was attended by about 1,000 computer professionals. This was the public debut of the computer mouse. But the mouse was only one of many innovations demonstrated that day, including hypertext, object addressing and dynamic file linking, as well as shared-screen collaboration involving two persons at different sites communicating over a network with audio and video interface."