Mouse inventor & computing pioneer Douglas Engelbart dies@88

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Mouse inventor & computing pioneer Douglas Engelbart dies@88

Post by brucef2112 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 10:37 pm

Douglas Engelbart, the thought leader and engineer who created, among many other things, the concept of the computer mouse, has passed away Tuesday at the age of 88.
His legendary "Mother of All Demos" in 1968 anticipated the next several decades of computing and inspired all manner of other products and inventors.
Here's the story: ... 6C10534179

Genius x 10 for the computer wizardry and video special effect brought together for this live demo back in 1968. This is like a TED presentation, just 45 years earlier. What a crazy challenge for its time.
If Steve or Bill were there they'd both have wet their pants from excitement for sure.
Here's his presentation from 1968:
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Post by AussieAussie » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:11 am

Thanks for that Bruce....really cool to look back at that stuff.
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