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 theDemoat50.org for event programs, photos, videos, amazing lineup of speakers, and some fabulous press.
Gems from Engelbart Archives
This October we celebrated two more 50th Anniversary milestones, now showcased in these all-new online exhibits:
- Doug’s Demo Sequel: 1969 in many ways surpassing his 1968 demo; check it out!
- Engelbart’s Role in Early Networking celebrating the first transmission over the ARPANET (precursor to the Internet), the Network Information Center, first online communities, and more.
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’
Here’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 dougengelbart.org/Academy.
New at ‘Bootstrapping Brilliance’
We’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 dougengelbart.org/Bootstrapping-Brilliance.
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.
If 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 Later, We Still Don’t Grasp the Mother of All Demos, by Klint Finley for WIRED
50 years ago, Douglas Engelbart’s “Mother of All Demos” changed personal technology forever, by Stewart Wolpin for Mashable
We have lots of exciting projects lining up for this year. Let us know what interests you particularly – drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org, check out dougengelbart.org, and consider Getting Involved and/or Donating Now.
As always, we deeply appreciate your continued interest, feedback and support!
The Doug Engelbart Institute