Great Articles About Doug and the Demo

The Demo

How the ‘mother of all demos’ changed the world
By Margaret O’Mara for GCN, Sep 27, 2018

“The zeitgeist of 1968 helps explain why Engelbart’s demo so quickly became a touchstone and inspiration for a new, enduring definition of technological empowerment. Here was a computer that didn’t override human intelligence or stomp out individuality, but instead could, as Engelbart put it, ‘augment human intellect.’”   READ MORE

In One 1968 Presentation, This Inventor Shaped Modern Computing
By Kat Eschner for SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE, January 30, 2017

“Douglas Engelbart’s career was about seeing the possibilities of what computing could do for humanity.”  READ MORE

How the ‘Mother of all Demos’ Changed the World and Made Computers Personal in 1968
By Margaret O’Mara for THE WIRE, 21/SEP/2018

“The 90-minute presentation went down in Silicon Valley history as the “mother of all demos,” for it previewed a world of personal and online computing utterly different from 1968’s status quo.”  READ MORE


Engelbart on Improving Improvement
By Jim Spohrer for SERVICE EDUCATION & RESEARCH, Apr 8, 2016

“Doug’s vision for improving improvement to better tackle complex, urgent problems is to many his most significant contribution.”    READ MORE

Here’s How To Master The ABCs Of Innovation
By Chunka Mui, FORBES, Jan 10, 2017

“Many companies are paying attention to immediate challenges and opportunities, including six technological disruptions that might make or break many companies. In my experience, however, too few are being innovative in how they innovate.”   READ MORE

Doug Engelbart

Elephant Footprint: The Vision and Impact of Douglas Engelbart
By Reid Creager for INVENTORS DIGEST, Aug 12, 2016

“At the time of his passing, Engelbart was frustrated by humans’ failure to prioritize the power of the Creative IQ. His vision was that technology would work with our infinite capacities as humans, not work independently of them.’”   READ MORE


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