Celebrating 65 Years of “As We May Think”

August 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

article featured imageCelebrating 65 Years of “As We May Think” DEI | Aug 1, 2010 | Christina Engelbart July 2010 marked the 65th anniversary of the seminal article “As We May Think” by Vannevar Bush — which article directly and indirectly influenced the great pioneers of the information age that followed — pioneers such as Doug Engelbart, Ted Nelson, and Tim Berners-Lee. A special symposium was held in 1995 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bush’s article, convening those pioneers, and lucky for us that event was videotaped, AND, wiith the help of the Internet Archive we have now uploaded a complete set of those videos. Enjoy! [Continue Reading]

Dreams About How The World Could Be

February 7, 2010 // 3 Comments

article featured imageDreams About How The World Could Be DEI | Feb 6, 2010 | Gardner Campbell Guest author Gardner Campbell commemorates the NMC Fellows Award presentation to Doug Engelbart in June 2009 with his uncanny sense of articulating 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]

A Tribute on this Anniversary

December 11, 2009 // 2 Comments

article featured imageA Tribute on this Anniversary DEI | Dec 9, 2009 | Christina Engelbart “Today marks the 41st anniversary of what is now known as the Mother of All Demos. On December 9th, 1968 at 3:45pm PT, my father Doug Engelbart and his research team at Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International) used the 90 minutes allotted for his speech at the Fall Joint Computer Conference to demonstrate their work live. This demo is now famous for dazzling the crowd with a whole new paradigm for computing, sparking the personal and interactive computing revolutions, the information age, etc.” [Continue Reading]

Greetings!

December 9, 2009 // 1 Comment

article featured imageGreetings! DEI | Dec 8, 2009 | Christina Engelbart Welcome aboard! Our first post in Collective IQ Review - a Doug Engelbart Institute blog by Director Christina Engelbart and invited guests on all things Doug Engelbart and the Institute. [Continue Reading]