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Closeup of mouse image – Photos: Engelbart’s demo, 40 years later – CNET News

On December 9, 1968, before a packed Brooks Hall auditorium in San Francisco, Douglas Engelbart, the director of Stanford Research Institute’s Augmentation Research Center, took the stage and changed computing forever.

During a 100-minute presentation, Engelbart demonstrated to 1,000 people the work that he and SRI’s chief engineer, Bill English, had been doing, work that is still recognizable in the way that everyone uses computers today.

Closeup of mouse image – Photos: Engelbart’s demo, 40 years later – CNET News

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2 Responses

  1. Floyd says:

    It has been a while and to think we have let other nations surpass us in download speeds.

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