DEI Newsletter – 2019 Highlights

Wishing you a happy 2020! I hope you’ve enjoyed a wonderful holiday season, and a fabulous start to this new year.  It’s a great time for reflection, and for looking ahead to an exciting lineup of projects. I’m enclosing our 2019 Highlights, and an invitation to connect, as I’d love to hear your thoughts about what you’d like to see more of from the Doug Engelbart Institute in the coming year.

A Year in Review

50th Anniversary of the Demo

One year ago December we celebrated the 50th Anniversary of Doug Engelbart’s legendary “Mother of All Demos” on three continents! Visit for event programs, photos, videos, amazing lineup of speakers, and some fabulous press.

Gems from Engelbart Archives

doug-1969-demo-screenshotThis October we celebra­ted two more 50th Anniversary mile­stones, now show­cased in these all-new online exhibits:

And check out our new ‘Field Guide’ to Doug Engelbart’s seminal 1962 work Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework. It’s filled with insights from colleagues and scholars, wordles, and links to derivative works.

New at the ‘Engelbart Academy’

unrevdoug05Here’s where we’ve been posting our favs from Doug’s manage­ment seminars and lectures. NEW! Doug’s keynote from the 2004 Accelerating Change conference at Stanford University, recently unearthed, along with his slides!  Check it out at

New at ‘Bootstrapping Brilliance’

ce-speaking-cropWe’ve been distilling Doug’s vision into an actionable strategy for transforming initiatives and organizations. NEW!  We’ve added Case Examples from recent events and collaborations. See

TV and Film

Doug’s “Mother of All Demos” makes a cameo appearance in the new TV series ‘Explained’ episode Coding! featuring great interviews by Andy van Dam, Alan Kay, techno-sociologist Zeynep Tufekci, and more.

film-coverIf you haven’t seen the award winning docu­men­tary The Augmen­tation of Douglas Engelbart, it’s now available on Amazon PrimeVideo! Featuring interviews with Vint Cerf, Tia O’Brien, John Markoff, Don Nielson, Bracken Darrell, Jeff Rulifson and more.  Watch the trailers: Trailer #1 and Trailer #2.

Also on Amazon Prime is Silicon Valley: The Untold Story, also winning awards this last year. Find Doug Engelbart’s seminal work highlighted in Episode 3: Lucky Accidents beginning @04:29.

In the News

A few of our favs from the prior year – you’ll find these and more in our Newsroom online.

“What Would Doug Engelbart Do?” Ask Organizers of a Silicon Valley Event, by Tekla S. Perry for IEEE Spectrum | “Inspired by the man who showed the way to modern computing, tech-minded experts shared ideas for how to tackle climate change, nuclear proliferation, and broken political systems.”

50 years ago, Douglas Engelbart’s “Mother of All Demos” changed personal technology forever, by Stewart Wolpin for Mashable

What’s Next?

We have lots of exciting projects lining up for this year.  Let us know what interests you particularly – drop us a line at, check out, and consider Getting Involved and/or Donating Now.

As always, we deeply appreciate your continued interest, feedback and support!

Christina Engelbart
Executive Director
The Doug Engelbart Institute

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