Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart, the computer visionary who invented the mouse we all use today, has died. In 1968, he took the computer world by storm with his demonstration on a 22-foot high screen showing how a “networked, interactive computing system would allow information to be shared rapidly among collaborating scientists. He demonstrated how a mouse, which he invented just four years earlier, could be used to control a computer. He demonstrated text editing, video conferencing, hypertext and windowing.” The rest is history. This article by John Markoff in The New York Times has more information on the life of Dr. Engelbart.
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