Meet this year’s Engelbart Scholar Award recipients November 25, 2015Posted by Christina Engelbart in Engelbart Scholars, Human Interest, Uncategorized.
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Congratulations to Ayah Oweis and Marina Green, our 2015-2016 Engelbart Scholar Award recipients from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), and their professor Dr. Gardner Campbell, Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success, Dean of University College, and Associate Professor of English at VCU. Dr. Campbell is the mastermind behind the Engelbart Scholar Program, as an extension of his innovative online course Thought Vectors in Concept Space, inspired in part by the pioneering vision of Doug Engelbart.
Watch this short video of last year’s Engelbart Scholars Spring Tour with the Doug Engelbart Institute:
Announcing Summer MOOC and Engelbart Scholar Award at VCU,
by Christina Engelbart, April 2014
Engelbart Scholars tour with Doug Engelbart Institute,
by Christina Engelbart, June 2015
Internet Society showcases Engelbart’s Legacy at VCU,
by Christina Engelbart, November 2015
Internet Society showcases Engelbart’s Legacy at VCU November 24, 2015Posted by Christina Engelbart in Engelbart Challenge, Human Interest, Uncategorized.
Tags: #thoughtvectors, Internet Hall of Fame, Internet Society
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In April 2014, Internet Pioneer Douglas Engelbart was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame (posthumous award). One year later, the Internet Society ran a profile piece showcasing his lasting legacy, in particular how one university — Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA — is putting his vision to practice.
“Doug Engelbart’s greatest breakthrough may be to change how we think, how we learn and innovate, and how we collaborate.” – Excerpt
Read the article:
Internet Pioneer’s Greatest Contribution May Not Be Technological,
Internet Hall of Fame, May 5, 2015
Engelbart Scholars tour with Doug Engelbart Institute June 14, 2015Posted by Christina Engelbart in Archives, Engelbart Scholars, Human Interest.
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|Engelbart Scholar Awardees on tour|
I was honored and thrilled this last month to host some very special guests for a full week of site tours, meetings, and in-depth studies — a select group of Engelbart Scholars convening the week of March 9th at the Doug Engelbart Institute in Menlo Park, CA, for a “deep dive” into Doug Engelbart’s seminal work, including a tour of Doug Engelbart Archive collections at Stanford Libraries Special Collections, the Computer History Museum, and the Internet Archives.
The tour was arranged as part of the Engelbart Scholar Award program at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA, a new program sponsored jointly by the Doug Engelbart Institute and VCU. Guests of honor included our first two Award recipients, Mary Anisa Kannan and Will Sullivan, with their professor Dr. Gardner Campbell, accompanied by videographer Molly Ransone who came along to document their experience:
See Roster below for a complete list of folks who joined us on the tour, including an 8th grader from Portland, OR working on a documentary of Doug Engelbart for Oregon History Day project (which won her a place in the Nationals), as well as old colleagues and friends of the Engelbarts.
|Prof. Gardner Campbell and Christina Engelbart|
The Engelbart Scholar Award is offered at VCU in conjunction with an experimental MOOC on Research Writing / Focused Inquiry “Thought Vectors in Concept Space” led by Dr. Campbell. This MOOC showcases the seminal work of Doug Engelbart, Ted Nelson, Alan Kay and other pioneers of the Knowledge Age to inform new horizons for research inquiry and writing in the digital age (see our University Showcase for details). In the spirit of said pioneers, the MOOC is conducted as a cMOOC (collaborative or connective rather than broadcast/consume format), as they seek to explore the frontiers of focused inquiry using (drumroll) focused inquiry in a scaleable collaborative online venue, taught by a multi-disciplinary team of six faculty members, networking not only 120 enrolled VCU undergraduates, but participants from other universities and the research community as well.
|Engelbart Scholar Awardees|
Engelbart Scholar Award recipients win a scholarship that covers enrollment in this cMOOC, an all-expenses-paid trip to the Doug Engelbart Institute and other relevant sites in the San Francisco Bay Area, with Christina Engelbart and other of Doug’s long-time colleagues and archive curators. It’s an opportunity to delve into Doug Engelbart’s original source material, assist with the archive project, and conduct a focused research project that leverages and advances the Engelbart Legacy in some meaningful way. The Engelbart Scholar Award and cMOOC are a pilot experiment designed to network and replicate within other universities and learning organizations.
In the News
- Internet Pioneer’s Greatest Contribution May Not Be Technological
- Art Foundation Student Receives First Annual Engelbart Scholar Award
- Virginia Commonwealth University – “Thought Vectors in Concept Space”
- VCU ventures into online educational phenomenon
- Connectivist MOOC helps students embrace digital media
- VCU embraces online courses
Roster of Participants
From Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA:
- Anisa Kannen – VCU Engelbart Scholar Award Recipient, Junior at VCU School of Engineering majoring in Biomedical Engineering/Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry
- Will Sullivan – VCU Engelbart Scholar Award Recipient, Sophomore at VCU School of the Arts majoring in Illustration/Painting & Printmaking
Their Professor Gardner Campbell – VCU’s Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success, Dean of University College, and Associate Professor of English. Gardner is mastermind behind the expedition-quality collaborative massive open online course nicknamed Thought Vectors in Concept Space and first-ever Engelbart Scholars Award Program, both launched Summer 2014
Their Videographer Molly Ransone – Asst. Director of Learning Media Innovation, VCU, here to capture the Engelbart Scholar Award recipient experience
From ACCESS Academy for Gifted Students in Portland, OR
- An Eighth Grader at ACCESS Academy, participant in this year’s Oregon History Day and National History Day competitions, she is producing a short documentary on Doug Engelbart, accompanied by her wonderful mom.
Hosts / Curators
- Christina Engelbart – Co-Founder and Executive Director, Doug Engelbart Institute, (also former Alumn of Doug’s Lab)
Marc Weber – our host at Computer History Museum, Founding Curator, Internet History Program at CHM. Marc hosted a private tour of the Museum’s extensive Revolution Exhibit, which showcases aspects of Doug Engelbart’s work, followed by lunch at the Lakeside Cafe, and later in the week a deep dive into the Engelbart Archives curated there
Henry Lowood – our host at Stanford Libraries Special Collections, Curator for history of science & technology collections and film & media collections at Stanford. Our visit included an ‘impromptu seminar’ with Henry on the history of Silicon Valley project, followed by a deep dive into the Engelbart Archives curated there.
- Brewster Kahle – founding Director of the Internet Archive, the Internet Credit Union, Alexa and Thinking Machines and a member of the Internet Hall of Fame. We attended Friday Lunch at the Archive, and joined Brewster’s tour of the facility. The Internet Archive features over 100 videotaped lectures, demos and interviews from the Engelbart Archive.
Joined by Colleagues
Elizabeth “Jake” Feinler – retired Alumn of Doug’s lab, was Founding Director of Network Information Center (The NIC) stemming from Doug’s ARC lab, which eventually became InterNIC. Shares distinction with Doug as a Pioneer in the Internet Hall of Fame. Donated her NIC and Engelbart/ARC archives to CHM and managed the processing of them, now helping with archives at DEI
Harvey Lehtman – retired Alumn of Doug’s Lab, went on to Apple Advanced Research Group, and Institute for the Future, co-authored with Doug Working Together and OHS Technology Template, worked with Jake on archives at CHM, now helping with archives at DEI
Kristina Woolsey – formerly at Apple University, co-authored with Doug a chapter for her book on Multi Media in Education, longtime member of the New Media Consortium, shares distinction with Doug as an NMC Fellow, an educator with background in cognitive science and architecture, consulted closely on design of the all new SF Exploratorium
Sue Crane – together with her late husband Hew has been Doug Engelbart and family’s oldest dearest friend, Doug’s first assignment at SRI in 1957 was in Hew’s lab, Hew was one of SRI’s most prolific inventors, Hew and Sue were co-ounders of Ridge Winery, she a former mayor and long time City Council member of Portola Valley, served on the Board of Peninsula Open Space Trust, now advising Christina/DEI; plus her son’s family is Host Family this week to our two visiting Engelbart Scholar Award recipients
‘The Demo’ now an avant garde opera at Stanford April 1, 2015Posted by Christina Engelbart in Uncategorized.
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Stanford Live presents an avant garde opera ‘The Demo’, a musical/video/lightshow reimagining the 1968 “Mother of All Demos” originally presented by Doug Engelbart and his team just down the road at Stanford Research Institute for the Fall Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco, December 1968. For information:
- Stanford Live: The Demo 2015 and surrounding events at Stanford
- Original Demo: Watch highlights / Visit Stanford’s MouseSite / More Historic Firsts
- Mikel Rouse The Demo performance unfolding
- NY Times The Musical ‘The Demo’ at Stanford Recreates the Dawn of the Digital Age
- Engadget The mother of all tech demos becomes an avant garde opera
- The Multiverse: From the vault: Watching (and re-watching) “The Mother of All Demos”
- Wired The Most Epic Demo in Computer History Is Now an Opera
- San Jose Mercury Game-changing computer demo captured in new opera at Stanford
- PC Magazine Historic 1968 Tech Demo Now an Opera
- IBN Live Stanford showcases Douglas Engelbart’s historic 1968 computer technology demo as an opera
Prior Engelbart Events at Stanford
President Obama cites Engelbart’s Innovations February 14, 2015Posted by Christina Engelbart in Tributes.
Tags: Doug Engelbart, historic firsts, mother of all demos, mouse, tributes
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In his speech Friday at the Cyber Summit at Stanford University, President Barak Obama named key pioneers behind the breakthrough innovations that catapulted us into the digital Information Age, leading with Hewlett and Packard, and Douglas Engelbart.
Watch this segment of Obama’s speech
Shortlink for this segment: http://bit.ly/1vsPpv7
Transcript of this segment follows (bolding added for emphasis):
More than any other nation on earth, the United States is positioned to lead in the 21st century. And so much of our economic competitiveness is tied to what brings me here today, and that is America’s leadership in the digital economy. It’s our ability, almost unique across the planet, our ability to innovate, and to learn, and to discover, and to create and build, and do business online, and stretch the boundaries of what’s possible. That’s what drives us. And so when we had to decide where to have this summit, the decision was easy, because so much of our information age began right here, at Stanford.
It was here where two students, Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard met, and in a garage not far from here eventually built one of the first personal computers, weighing in at 40 lbs.
It was from here in 1968 where researcher Douglas Engelbart astonished an audience with two computers connected online, and hypertext you could click on with something called a mouse. A year later a computer here received the first message from another computer 350 miles away, the beginnings of what would eventually become the Internet.
And by the way it’s no secret that many of these innovations built on government funded research is one of the reasons if we want to maintain our economic leadership in the world, America has to keep investing in basic research in science and technology. It’s absolutely critical.
Watch specific segment where President Obama cites Doug Engelbart
Watch President Obama’s entire speech
Meet the ‘keyset’ – a mouse’s best friend January 23, 2015Posted by Christina Engelbart in Uncategorized.
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The mouse was not the only input device invented by Doug Engelbart. The keyset, which Engelbart is using below with his left hand while operating the mouse with his right, was left in the dust by Jobs and others who sought to simplify. Jobs also refused to include a network connection and other high value options. Maybe it’s time for another look…
Check out Of Mice and Men, a new piece by podcaster Luisa Beck who spoke with Christina Engelbart, Executive Director of the Doug Engelbart Institute, and Larry Tesler, who worked at Apple from 1980 to 1997 as VP and Chief Scientist:
If you are looking at a computer screen, your right hand is probably resting on a mouse. To the left of that mouse (or above, if you’re on a laptop) is your keyboard. As you work on the computer, …
There is some discussion about “easy to learn” vs. UI options that offer increased capability but require some learning. Don’t fall into the trap of thinking there is only one true path. Of course we need “easy to learn”, but what we need even more is a range of UI options — from “easy to learn” to very advanced. If “easy to learn” was our only metric, we would all be riding tricycles, there would be no surgeons, lawyers, athletes, black belts, and all musicians would play the recorder. And everyone would be using computers today exactly the way they did when they first started. The point is, it’s important to have choices, and a path to increased proficiency.
If ease of use was the only requirement, we would all be riding tricycles. – Douglas Engelbart
Doug Engelbart anticipated a world of accelerating change, with global issues for business and society increasingly complex and urgent, challenging to solve. He knew that if we could reach into the future and borrow tomorrow’s higher performance tools and practices, and use them effectively to solve today’s challenges, that would make a significant difference to humanity and the planet. That’s what drove his research agenda, why he invented the mouse and keyset, and pioneered other revolutionary features like hypertext and teleconferencing with equally revolutionary business practices and strategies for bootstrapping innovation, augmenting human intellect, and increasing the collective IQ in teams and organizations wishing to make a difference in the world.
Farewell to Jim Norton (1931-2014) November 3, 2014Posted by Christina Engelbart in Uncategorized.
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We have just learned of the passing of another longtime Engelbart-ARC alumn Jim Norton, otherwise known by his NLS/Augment IDENT “JCN”, 22 Oct 2014 in Plattsburgh, NY.
Read of his life and passing in the Press Republican Obit: James C. Norton. The family invites you to post stories, memories, and photos on the Tribute Page provided (click Share a Story or Share a Photo).
Following are a few photos pulled from the ARC archives:
|Watch Jim demo the Augment “handbook” concept:|
|For more from the archives see the Doug Engelbart Archive Collection.|
A Fond Farewell to Dave Evans (DAE) September 21, 2014Posted by Christina Engelbart in Historic, Human Interest.
Tags: alumni, tributes
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One remarkable quality of Doug Engelbart’s legacy is the enduring alumni community that emerged from his lab, the Augmentation Research Center at SRI.
We are sad to report that one of our own, Dave Evans pictured at right in a 1968 archive photo, has passed away on Friday, September 19, 2014, following a stroke.
As a graduate student at Stanford in 1965, he met Doug Engelbart by chance at a Seminar, got hooked on bootstrapping, and began to visit and then to work with Doug and his team at SRI in the period 1966 to 1969.
Watch archive film footage from 1969 featuring Dave Evans demoing with Doug Engelbart. Dave served a valuable role at AHIRC/ARC was as a sounding-board for ideas and as a facilitator in management and community initiatives. See more on Dave’s career and accomplishments.
In April 2013, Dave was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia by the Governor General for “significant service to science and innovation through commercialising and developing new technologies.” See press article “An innovative career” for details, and photos of the Investiture Ceremony below.
A Message from his Family
This note is to let you know that David died last night (19 September 2014) just before midnight. His children and Elizabeth have been with him this week. He looked very peaceful this morning.
We are planning to hold a service and a celebration of his life on:
Tuesday 30 September 2014
St Stephens Presbyterian Church on Morriset Street, Queanbeyan NSW.
David grew up in Queanbeyan and over the last couple of years he would take us there occasionally (his ability to issue directions was uncanny). He would take us to a series of places that were important to him in his childhood and young adult-hood – it was always an enjoyable way to pass an afternoon. Dad was not a religious man, but we think it is fitting that the service will be at St Stephens as the church has a long family history.
David has enjoyed the last few years in Canberra. He settled well into his new home and made friends with all and sundry despite his difficulty in communicating. That special sparkle that he had in his eye and his smile made him a favourite among staff and residents at Kangara Waters. He enjoyed receiving visitors and the notes and cards and emails that would steadily arrive from many of you. I hope some of you will consider making the trip to Canberra (and Queanbeyan) to celebrate his life with us.
Joey and Lindy
Announcing Summer MOOC and Engelbart Scholar Award at VCU April 25, 2014Posted by Christina Engelbart in Collective IQ, Engelbart Challenge, Engelbart Scholars, Human Interest.
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Gardner Campbell and Christina Engelbart at VCU
Just returning this week from a wonderful visit with Gardner Campbell and company at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, VA, to announce the establishment of an Engelbart Scholar Award at VCU in conjunction with an exciting new MOOC on Research Writing and Focused Inquiry (VCU UNIV200). The MOOC is the brainchild of Dr. Gardner Campbell, Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success, and Associate Professor of English.
MOOC participants will learn about how the Internet affords a new medium for collaborative research and research writing through studying the visionary research of pioneers of the Information Age, including including Doug Engelbart, Ted Nelson, Alan Kay, and others, and will be simultaneously prototyping an open collaborative knowledge environment, including tools inspired by said research visionaries, in which to conduct and capture their creative inquiry. Whereas the typical MOOC is offered in a beamed lecture format, Gardner’s MOOC centers around the students’ engagement and participation as ‘fellow travelers’ on the frontier, forging what he calls ‘trails of wonder, rigorously explored’. So he calls it a cMOOC, for ‘connectivist’ MOOC, where the course venue is a shared blogging, commenting and tweeting space.
The Engelbart Scholar Award will be presented to two qualified VCU students enrolled in the MOOC to include registration in the course and an opportunity of an Internship with the Doug Engelbart Institute.
I especially love Gardner’s description of the course: “The course will be offered for credit for enrolled VCU students and will be open to participation by anyone in the world […] The topic? Well, on the books here the course is a sophomore-level course in research writing: UNIV 200 Inquiry and the Craft of Argument. We’re doing a fully online version that has an official designation as a DIGITAL ENGAGEMENT PILOT and what we hope is the intriguing alternate name of “Living the Dream: Digital Investigation and Unfettered Minds.” The “dream” is the one (are the ones) outlined by Vannevar Bush (“As We May Think“), J. C. R. Licklider (“Man-Computer Symbiosis“), Doug Engelbart (“Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework“), Ted Nelson (“Computer Lib / Dream Machines“), and Alan Kay/Adele Goldberg (“Personal Dynamic Media“). Our goal is to awaken students to these powerful dreams, to invite their engagement with research in the digital age along the lines suggested by these dreams, and empower them to imagine, design, and build inquiry projects that will serve them well both in the academy and beyond.”
Note that UNIV200 has been part of the core curriculum at VCU. Now students have the option of taking it in this unique cMOOC format.
Session with MOOC team
I am so thrilled and honored to be participating with the extended design team for the cMOOC, and proud to be offering the Engelbart Scholar Award in conjunction with the course. See selected photos http://on.fb.me/1nQ4Ygb.
Our first two Engelbart Scholar Award recipients got the grand tour over spring break – see blog and short video Engelbart Scholars tour with Doug Engelbart Institute. The Internet Society wrote a stunning feature article on the Thought Vectors experiment as a case example of Doug Engelbart’s enduring legacy: Internet Pioneer’s Greatest Contribution May Not Be Technological.
Gardner and team are repeating the cMOOC this fall, this time experimenting with the course format – of the six sections offered, two sections will be held entirely online, two will meet weekly in classrooms and participate online, and two will be some hybrid. This year’s Engelbart Scholar Award winners have been announced – congratulations to Ayah Oweis and Marina Green!
The course launched June 10th, 2014, and the two winners of the Engelbart Scholar Award were announced — Congratulations to Anisa Kannen and Will Sullivan, our very first Engelbart Scholar Award recipients. Exciting times ahead!
A week later Gardner and team presented their pilot project MOOC at the New Media Consortium Summer Conference in June 2014, joined remotely by Christina Engelbart and Will Sullivan, one of our first Engelbart Scholar Award winners. Watch their joint presentation at NMC2014.
By way of welcoming participants in the course, Gardner posted
Our Summer cMOOC: Living the Dreams.
See also press coverage
Internet Pioneer’s Greatest Contribution May Not Be Technological
Internet Society feature article
VCU ventures into online educational phenomenon,
October 2, 2014
Connectivist MOOC helps students embrace digital media
VCU Public Affairs,
September 19, 2014
VCU embraces online courses
Doug Engelbart inducted to Internet Hall of Fame April 10, 2014Posted by Christina Engelbart in Historic, Tributes.
Tags: #ihof2014, Internet Society, tributes
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Celebrating the visionaries and innovators who were
instrumental in shaping today’s Internet and expanding its global connectivity
Hong Kong — April 8, 2014 — The late Doug Engelbart now named among the elite ranks of notable individuals who have been inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame for their significant contributions to the advancement of the global Internet. Today the Internet Hall of Fame recognizes Engelbart posthumously for his seminal contributions to personal and collaborative computing, and participation in the early formation of the ARPAnet, precursor to the Internet.
Doug Engelbart has been named a Pioneer of the Internet, a category which recognizes and celebrates individuals who were instrumental in the early design and development of the Internet.
Visit the Internet Hall of Fame website for a complete list of
Hall of Fame Inductees, the 2014 Inductees, and Inductee Doug Engelbart.,
as well as followup feature profile on Doug Engelbart, and Engelbart’s “The Mother of all Demos”
In the early 1960s, Dr. Engelbart founded the Augmentation Research Center lab at SRI in Menlo Park, Calif., where he and his team pioneered a system for “augmenting human intellect,” envisioning workers sitting at display workstations could collaborate on solutions to humanity’s problems through a vast online information space. He was the primary force behind the NLS system, which featured document sharing, hyperlinking, teleconferencing, digital libraries, and more, with novel human-computer interface elements such as precursors to the graphical user interface and the computer mouse. In 1968 he and his team staged the first public demonstration of their work, now famously known as the “Mother of All Demos.” Engelbart’s lab made Internet history in 1969 as the second host on the ARPAnet, sending and receiving the first transmissions on a distributed network, and by conceiving the first Network Information Center (NIC) to support the emerging ARPAnet community online.
In his 1970 paper on the implications of networking, Engelbart foretold the emergence of a new “marketplace” representing “fantastic wealth in commodities of knowledge, service, information, processing, and storage,” with “a vitality and dynamism much greater than today’s, as today’s is different from the village market.” In his 1995 publication “Boosting Our Collective IQ,” he outlined what he saw to be the baseline requirements for information technology to reach its potential, outlining his template for a ubiquitous open hyperdocument system (OHS).
“The 2014 Internet Hall of Fame inductees include extraordinary individuals who have helped shape the global Internet,” noted Internet Society CEO Kathy Brown. “This historic assembly of Internet trailblazers, innovators, and thought-leaders represent many different countries and backgrounds, each with an inspiring story to share. We applaud their achievements and determination to push the boundaries of technological and social innovation to connect the world.”
“My father was a true visionary.” recounts daughter and longtime business partner Christina Engelbart, who was invited to accept the award on his behalf. “With all the amazing advancements in internet and information technology to date, we have still only scratched the surface of the true potential he envisioned for humanity. He left us with quite a legacy to fulfill.”
Engelbart was honored at the Internet Society’s 2014 Induction Ceremony on April 8 in Hong Kong. Watch the Internet Hall of Fame induction ceremony online. More details on the 2014 Internet Hall of Fame inductees, including their biographies and photos, can be found at http://www.internethalloffame.org. You can follow the Internet Hall of Fame on Facebook and on Twitter at @Internet_HOF (#ihof2014).
About Doug Engelbart
Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart (www.dougengelbart.org) earned an unparalleled track record in predicting, designing, and implementing the future of interactive, collaborative and organizational computing. From his early vision of turning organizations into highly evolved “augmented knowledge workshops,” he went on to pioneer what is now known as interactive computing, collaborative hypermedia, knowledge management, community networking, and organizational transformation, with integrated prototypes in full operational use under the NLS system as early as 1968. After 20 years directing the Augmentation Research Center (ARC) at SRI International, and a decade in industry first at Tymshare, and then at McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Engelbart founded what is now the Doug Engelbart Institute with his daughter Christina Engelbart, working closely with industry and government stakeholders on collaborative implementations of his strategic vision. For outstanding lifetime achievement and ingenuity, Engelbart received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the ACM Turing Award, and the IEEE John Von Neumann Medal. His life’s work, with his “big-picture” vision and persistent pioneering breakthroughs, has made a significant impact on the past, present, and future of personal, interpersonal, and organizational computing.
About the Internet Hall of Fame
The Internet Hall of Fame (www.internethalloffame.org) is a recognition program and virtual museum that celebrates the living history of the Internet and the individuals whose extraordinary contributions have made the Internet, its worldwide availability and use, and its transformative nature possible. The Internet Hall of Fame was launched by the Internet Society in 2012.
About the Internet Society
The Internet Society (www.internetsociety.org) is the trusted independent source for Internet information and thought leadership from around the world. With its principled vision and substantial technological foundation, the Internet Society promotes open dialogue on Internet policy, technology, and future development among users, companies, governments, and other organizations. Working with its members and Chapters around the world, the Internet Society enables the continued evolution and growth of the Internet for everyone.