Douglas Engelbart RIP


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Douglas Engelbart RIP

Postby jeremyp » Thu Jul 04, 2013 6:02 am

Every one of us has and is using his invention, but he gave us much more. A true pioneer.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/04/techn ... l?hpw&_r=0
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Re: Douglas Engelbart RIP

Postby Jackaloupe » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:29 pm

OMG, I nearly missed this one as I don't frequent this side of the Forum. I was privileged to be interviewed by DE at SRI back in 1967, when I'd just returned from Peru (Puno on Lake Titicaca) where I'd followed on my Peace Corps/Colombia work in Rural Community Development.
Since I had an Engineering Degree (USC/Aero, later Engr-econ Systems MS from Stanford), it was one of the SRI units they had me fishing around for a home; I ended up working in Transportation (Middle Africa) and Water (Calif. Water Plan-related studies for SRI clients), but could sense the aura around Doug and his colleagues, who already had futuristic ideas in those pre-PC days (We still used IBM PunchCards for Input, then went out for Coffee to await Output.)
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