Sunday, October 09, 2011

"The Demo"

[Thanks to Stephen]

The Demo, article and video.
On December 9, 1968, Douglas C. Engelbart [...] the mouse was only one of many innovations demonstrated that day, including hypertext, object addressing and dynamic file linking, as well as shared-screen collaboration  involving two persons at different sites communicating over a network with audio and video interface. 

Talk about being ahead of your time.


Bruce said...

Englebart was definitely ahead of his tome. So many people in the computer industry owe a debt to him. People like Alan Kay (Xerox PARC, Dynabook) were inspired by this demo.

Englebart may not have created the web or the personal computer, but they would not be the same without his work inspiring those who did.

Anonymous said...

They weren't ahead of their time, they were at the beginning of ours.