Douglas Engelbart, what would we have done without you?

Douglas Engelbart, what would we have done without you?

Yesterday the world was saddened by the news that Douglas Engelbart, famous for developing many basic computing technologies but most of all for inventing the computer mouse, has passed away at the age of 88.

He also pioneered a number of other web technologies that we very much take for granted these days, including video conferencing, word processing and hypertext.

Read more about his invention filled life here and take a few minutes to check out the video within the article, it’s one of the first demos of these technologies and was recorded in 1968, it’s pretty mind blowing stuff!

 

 

 

 

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