-Updates 1.2 Computers in Perspective 5.0 Doug Engelbart Explores Hyperspace

Doug Engelbart (1925–2013): The Man Who Saw the Future

DougEngelbartIf you’re reading this, take a moment to thank Doug Engelbart. At a time when computers were big, expensive, isolated, finicky, and terribly difficult to program and use, this unassuming genius had a vision of a digital future that was so far ahead of its time that few of his peers took it seriously. He is widely credited with inventing the mouse, but that’s just a tiny part of his grand vision. Graphical user interfaces, interactive computing, the Internet, and more, owe their existence at least in part to Engelbart’s visionary work. Thank you, Doug.

-Multimedia 1.4 Computer Connections: The Internet Revolution 5.0 Doug Engelbart Explores Hyperspace 6.0 Tim Berners-Lee Weaves the Web for Everybody 9.2 Inside the Web

Where Did the Web Come From?

In this five-minute TED talk, Ian Ritchie gives one of the best short answers to this question we’ve seen. At the same time, he confesses to making a multi-million dollar misjudgment. Fascinating and fun.
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