Engelbart Scholars tour with Doug Engelbart Institute

June 14, 2015 // 7 Comments

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. [Continue Reading]

Inventing the Mouse

April 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

The short story of how Doug Engelbart invented the computer mouse, and why. Includes photos with links to historic video footage. Written by his daughter and long-time business partner Christina Engelbart. [Continue Reading]

Toward Boosting Our Collective IQ: A Knowledge-Centric Approach

March 10, 2011 // 0 Comments

An adaptation of selected writings by Douglas C. Engelbart, with Preface and Conclusions by Christina Engelbart. “In the early 1990s, Doug Engelbart, renowned innovator, described the basic components of a dynamic knowledge ecosystem, and the knowledgebases that are constantly evolving from within these ecosystems, as a wake-up call for IT professionals as well as business users. His call to action is even more viable and pressing today as the scope and method of interaction and collaboration become increasingly distributed, networked, cross-functional, cross-disciplinary, cross-organizational, cross-cultural, interdependent, complex, and urgent on a global scale -- just as he predicted. Here we present his view of what is needed as well as an update by his daughter and innovation partner, Christina, on how far we have come in achieving his vision.” [Continue Reading]

Dreams About How The World Could Be

February 6, 2010 // 3 Comments

Guest author Gardner Campbell commemorates the NMC Fellows Award presentation to Doug Engelbart June 2009, with his uncanny sense of articulating with poetic sincerity the very core of Doug’s vision and passion. “Always, the goal was to enable us to identify, harness, and raise our collective IQ. The idea was to augment human intellects one by one, but by means of a fine tracing of mental and spiritual connections from which would emerge a true “capability infrastructure” to prepare us for the dangers, questions, and opportunities we would encounter as civilization continues to develop.” [Continue Reading]