Celebrating Doug Engelbart and the 45th Anniversary of the Mother of All Demos

December 9th, 2013 marked the 45th anniversary of the Mother of All Demos with a wonderful memorial celebration of Doug Engelbart, who passed away earlier that year.

Main Event


Technology Legend: Honoring Douglas Engelbart
Computer History Museum, December 9th, 2013
With SRI International and Logitech, Inc.
A special public tribute event to honor the passing of
Douglas Carl Engelbart (1925-2013)

See photos from the event.

Watch the tribute video produced for this memorial events (6min)

Watch the entire program here:

Watch Ted Nelson’s empassioned tribute:

We at the Doug Engelbart Institute wish to extend
our deepest heartfelt gratitude to the Computer History Museum, SRI International, and Logitech Inc. for an incredibly moving, rousing
and fitting memorial celebration.”
 – Christina Engelbart, Executive Director and Daughter


Doug EngelbartTribute to Doug Engelbart Website
New tribute site honoring Doug Engelbart – share how you were touched, browse photo gallery, tribute videos, and more.

The Com­pu­ter Mouse: Enabling Personal Computing
A wonderful video short from SRI International

See the System Behind Engelbart’s Historic Mother of All Demos,
By Brad Neuberg, lead developer in the HyperScope project


Computer History Museum Honors Technology Legend Douglas Engelbart
Evening commemorates Engelbarts Amazing Legacy and Wide Influence; Features SRI International CEO Curt Carlson and Siri Inc. co-Founder Adam Cheyer
Press Release, December 9, 2013 — Mountain View, Ca

An Homage to Douglas Engelbart and a Critique of the State of Tech
By John Markoff, NY Times, December 16, 2013

Computer History Museum Honors Technology Legend Douglas Engelbart
IT Business Net, Dec 9, 2013

Computer History Museum Honors Technology Legend Douglas Engelbart
Globe News Wire, Dec 9, 2013

Doug Engelbart Lives On – A Celebration of His Life and Unfinished Work
Tom Foremski, Silicon Valley Watcher, December 12, 2013

In Pictures: The Mother of All Demos – The 1968 presentation that sparked a tech revolution
CIO Magazine, Dec 9, 2013

The Mother of All Demos’ Is 45 Years Old, Doesn’t Look a Day Over 25
The Atlantic, Dec 9, 2013

45 Years Ago, We Saw The Mouse For The First Time 
Huffington Post,  Dec 9, 2013

Tech Time Warp of the Week: The Mother of All Demos, 1968
Wired, Dec 13, 2013

Mother of All Demos

DEI_SanFran1968-cropTo learn more about the demo or watch footage of the demo, visit Doug’s 1968 Demo at the Doug Engelbart Institute.

Related Events

Engelbart Historic Events | Doug’s 1968 Demo
30th Anniversary | 40th Anniversary | 45th Anniversary | 50th Anniversary

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