Press Releases

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]

SRI establishes Distinguished Engelbart Fellow Award

January 24, 2020 // 0 Comments

featured image SRI establishes Distinguished Engelbart Fellow Award DEI | Jan 23, 2020 | Christina Engelbart In honor of the late Douglas C. Engelbart, the Distinguished Engelbart Fellow Award recognizes "visionaries who are disrupting the traditional way we interact with and view technology" from around the globe. We are thrilled to congratulate the first recipient Genevieve Bell, Distinguished Professor of Australia National University. [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]

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]

Esther Dyson’s ‘Way to Wellville’ Challenge a game changer

December 4, 2015 // 0 Comments

article featured imageEsther 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

June 15, 2015 // 7 Comments

article featured imageEngelbart 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. [Continue Reading]

Internet Society showcases Engelbart’s Legacy in Action

May 12, 2015 // 2 Comments

article featured imageInternet Society showcases Engelbart's Legacy in Action DEI | May 8, 2015 | Christina Engelbart One year after inducting Doug Engelbart to the Internet Hall of Fame, the Internet Society ran a profile piece showcasing his lasting legacy, in particular how one professor – Dr. Gardner Campbell, Vice Provost for Learning Innovation and Student Success at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) – is putting his vision to practice. “Doug Engelbart’s greatest breakthrough may be to change how we think, how we learn and innovate, and how we collaborate.” [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]