IT Day Japan 2021: Can IT save the worsening crisis of mankind? DEI | Dec 4, 2021 | Christina Engelbart The Doug Engelbart Institute is proud to sponsor the virtual symposium IT Day Japan 2021: “Can IT save the worsening crisis of the mankind?” – Saturday, December 4, 2021 17:00-19:00 (Pacific Time). I will be there in spirit this year, a digital presence, expect more to come! The others will be live, I’m very much looking forward to their insights and discussion on this far reaching topic! [Continue Reading]
Doug Engelbart in Hometown Art Exhibit DEI | Dec 4, 2021 | Christina Engelbart Doug Engelbart will be among those featured at a unique art exhibit in his hometown of Portland, Oregon, this December and January. The exhibit showcases Doug’s niece, Oregonian artist Dee Vadnais in the context of land, family, community. The 'Doug piece' will feature archive photos and descriptions of his pioneering work boosting the collective effectiveness of networked communities in pursuit of humanity's highest potential. [Continue Reading]
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
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.
How 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]
Going ‘Lean’ is strategic for any organization DEI | Dec 17, 2015 | Christina Engelbart DEI Executive Director Christina Engelbart attended Lean Startup Conference 2015 to (1) learn how to apply it, (2) in community, and (3) see how it plays with Bootstrapping Brilliance. Here’s how you can learn more about Lean strategy.
Esther Dyson’s ‘Way to Wellville’ Challenge a game changer DEI | Dec 7, 2015 | Christina Engelbart Here’s an exciting fresh approach to transforming the health of our communities. “The Way to Wellville, a national challenge among five communities over five years to make significant, visible and lasting improvement in five measures of health and economic vitality. In the end, we’ll map new paths for entire communities to make changes that result in healthier people and places.” [Continue Reading]
Engelbart Scholars tour with Doug Engelbart Institute DEI | Jun 14, 2015 | Christina Engelbart 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.
Meet 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.
The human side of Doug Engelbart DEI | Jul 6, 2013 | Christina Engelbart So much has been written about his technological vision and accomplishments, here are some snippets showcasing his considerable human side and his lifelong commitment to humanitarian pursuit. (Pictured: Doug as a young boy (left) with his kid brother (right))
Inventing the Mouse DEI | Apr 12, 2013 | Christina Engelbart 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.
A 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.
Toward Boosting Our Collective IQ: A Knowledge-Centric Approach
Published in customers.com | Mar 10, 2011 | Doug Engelbart and Christina Engelbart
“In the early 1990s, Doug Engelbart, renowned innovator, described the basic components of a dynamic knowledge ecosystem, and the knowledge bases 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]
40th Anniversary of the Patent on the Mouse DEI | November 17, 2010 | Christina Engelbart “Here’s something to tip your hat to – today marks the 40th anniversary of Doug Engelbart receiving the U.S. patent for the mouse on Nov 17, 1970.” Explore fun facts and stories, archive photos and video on the mouse invention at the Doug Engelbart Institute.
Celebrating 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!
A 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.”