Doug Engelbart

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]

Today in Tech History – the Mother of All Demos

December 10, 2015 // 0 Comments

article featured imageToday in Tech History – the Mother of All Demos DEI | Dec 9, 2015 | Christina Engelbart December 9th, 1968 at 3:00pm at the Fall Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco, California, Doug Engelbart was slated to present his research. Instead of giving his talk, he and his team demonstrated their vision and progress to an astonished audience of a thousand computer professionals throughout the 90 minute session. Attendees got a taste of how knowledge workers of the future would work together in an online interactive collaborative hyperlinked information space. This was not just a demonstration of what could be, it was a demonstration of how the researchers in Doug’s lab were already working on a daily basis... [Continue Reading]

President Obama cites Engelbart’s Innovations

February 15, 2015 // 1 Comment

article featured imagePresident Obama cites Engelbart’s Innovations DEI | Feb 14, 2015 | Christina Engelbart In his speech Friday at the Cyber Summit at Stanford University, President Barak Obama named key pioneers behind the breakthrough innovations that catapulted us into the digital Information Age, leading with Hewlett and Packard, and Douglas Engelbart. Watch this segment of the speech, or enjoy the whole speech here. [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]

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]