I’m never going to not upvote this.
Check out the 99% Invisible episode about Engelbart. Really insightful to hear the context surrounding such an amazing achievement. http://99percentinvisible.org/episode/of-mice-and-men/
This is my favorite podcast - bar none, and I listen to a LOT of podcasts!
This is one of the great moments of computer science, right here. So much of what was to come is anticipated in this awesome moment. I’m grateful we have a video of it to watch today. Engelbart really doesn’t get enough credit, or maybe not enough name recognition, for what he achieved. Also, I think his concept of “augmented intelligence” is a wonderfully humane principle.
I agree. I upvoted it despite seeing it many times due to its significance and lack of credit. People talk about WWW inventor plenty. Key things it let people do in primitive form on early networks started with Engelbart’s team. That it took so long for such stuff like collaborative editing to turn into widely-used products show how visionary & ahead of their time they were.
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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.