RIP Doug Engelbart
If you are wondering about who this person is, here is the first part of a presentation of computer technology from 1968, using peripherals that we still use today (such as the mouse and keyboard):
A link to a playlist for the entire demonstration can be found here
Vale Doug. One of the great old men of HCI and a great Portlandian passed this week. His now famous demo of a mouse-driven, windowed personal computer with WYSIWYG text editing and a video-conference channel from ‘68 was so far ahead of the field, almost no-one understood they were looking at the future. It was mostly forgotten, then rediscovered in the 80s after the PARC Alto, the Apple Mac and Microsoft windows – like unearthing a sports car in a Neolithic tomb.