questionsdid you know douglas engelbart, who touched all…

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Heard about his passing on NPR today. Amazing legacy.

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I'm old enough to remember a workplace with NO desktop computers. Once we did get PCs, we did not get mouses for several more years. There was finally one (and only one) piece of software we needed that would even work with a mouse and I was thrilled to have one.

I, too, salute you, Mr. Englebart.

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What an incredible contribution to so many technologies!

If you have a couple hours and want to take a trip back in time, I recommend you watch the Mother of all Demos, wherein Douglas Engelbart walks the viewer through future computing concepts in 1968 that are now commonplace or simply expected and taken for granted...

"The Mother of All Demos is a name given retrospectively to Douglas Engelbart's December 9, 1968, demonstration of experimental computer technologies that are now commonplace. The live demonstration featured the introduction of the computer mouse, video conferencing, teleconferencing, hypertext, word processing, hypermedia, object addressing and dynamic file linking, bootstrapping, and a collaborative real-time editor."

Thanks, Douglas, for so many things!

-=C=-

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Amazing guy. I offer up a 21 click salute in his memory.

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As an avid Mouse user I am sad. My Logitech MX Anywhere mouse is a miracle that would not exist today without the Idea of the mouse.

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An example of my first mouse - Commodore Amiga 500 - circa 1990

R.I.P. - Mr. Englebart

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R.I.P. - Mr. Englebart

My Carpal Tunnel Syndrome salutes you. ;o)