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A Tribute to Bill English (WKE)

August 3, 2020 // 0 Comments

featured image A Tribute to Bill English DEI   | Aug 4, 2020 | Christina Engelbart “On behalf of Doug Engelbart and the Doug Engelbart Institute, we bid farewell to Bill English, one of the greats in Doug’s seminal research, who died on July 26 at the age of 91. To the wonderful outpouring we'll embellish here on his seminal contributions to Doug Engelbart's research, with archive footage, photos, and more.” [Continue Reading]

Groundbreaking 1968 Demo recognized with IEEE Milestone Plaque

March 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

featured image Groundbreaking 1968 Demo recognized with IEEE Milestone Plaque DEI | Mar 21, 2017 | Christina Engelbart Doug's legendary Demo now recognized as a seminal event in the history of computing by IEEE, the world's largest technical professional organization advancing technology for humanity. Unveiling of the IEEE Milestone Plaque was celebrated at the Computer History Museum in Mt. View, CA. [Continue Reading]

The true promise of Interactive Computing: Leveraging our Collective IQ

April 13, 2016 // 4 Comments

featured image The true promise of Interactive Computing: Leveraging our Collective IQ DEI | Apr 14, 2016 | Christina Engelbart What is this promise? In Doug's mind it was always about humans interacting with each other and with their knowledge in dynamic knowledge ecosystems, facilitated by a suite of interactive tools and processes. This is the gateway to augmenting human intellect, boosting Collective IQ, enhancing human effectiveness, and Bootstrapping Brilliance in business and society. [Continue Reading]

How Doug Engelbart taught students about how computers think

March 16, 2016 // 0 Comments

article featured imageHow Doug Engelbart taught students about how computers think DEI | Mar 15, 2016 | Christina Engelbart Around 1960 Doug Engelbart was a young electrical engineer at Stanford Research Institute, invited by several local schools and clubs to come teach them how computers worked. Instead of giving lectures on the topic, he devised a parlor game where the players acted out the basic computer operations. [Continue Reading]

Meet the ‘keyset’ – a mouse’s best friend

January 24, 2015 // 2 Comments

article featured imageMeet the ‘keyset’ – a mouse’s best friend DEI | Jan 23, 2015 | Christina Engelbart The mouse was not the only input device invented by Doug Engelbart. Meet the keyset, which Engelbart invented to input text and commands with his left hand while pointing on the screen with his right to increase speed and efficiency. Check out this feature article Of Mice And Men by 99%Invisible podcaster Luisa Beck. [Continue Reading]

A day in the life of a personal archivist

March 16, 2011 // 1 Comment

article featured imageA day in the life of a personal archivist DEI | March 17, 2011 | Christina Engelbart “I wear many hats at the Doug Engelbart Institute, one of which is head archivist for the Doug Engelbart Archive Collection. In the spring of 2010 it came time to upload archive videos of Doug Engelbart’s demos, lectures, tributes, interviews, etc. dating 1968-2008. I worked with the good folks at the Internet Archive to upload and annotate over 100 newly digitized videos, into a newly appointed Personal Archive collection on the Internet Archive called the Doug Engelbart Video Archives. Here is my story of how this one project came to fruition. [Continue Reading]

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]

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]