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RIP Douglas Engelbart
« on: July 04, 2013, 04:14:04 pm »
Douglas engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse, hypertext and graphical userinterfacedied july 2nd

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Re: RIP Douglas Engelbart
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2013, 04:36:59 pm »
Douglas engelbart, inventor of the computer mouse, hypertext and graphical userinterfacedied july 2nd



It'll never catch on!

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Re: RIP Douglas Engelbart
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2013, 05:01:30 pm »
This might be of interest to everyone -

http://sloan.stanford.edu/mousesite/MouseSitePg1.html
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Re: RIP Douglas Engelbart
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013, 07:50:12 pm »
Imagine back then if we could transport him into the future.

You've got an Excel spreadsheet, Word document and Powerpoint presentation all in a split screen. You highlight a group of cells, ctrl-c, alt-tab to Word, Ctrl-v into the accounting report, save and send via e-mail.

Then alt-tab back to Excel with those same group of cells, create a pie chart, ctrl-c and then ctrl-v into powerpoint, and save and send to the color printer in the lobby where the investors are congregating as well as sending to the executive secretary who sends it to the projector in the board room.

You also export the powerpoint and upload it to the digital signage system which goes to all the TVs in the building so the employees can see that profits are up 35% this quarter.

All in less than 3 minutes.
« Last Edit: July 04, 2013, 07:55:01 pm by Stonent »
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Re: RIP Douglas Engelbart
« Reply #5 on: July 04, 2013, 08:54:20 pm »
This is the whole presentation.
Imagine this in 1968... He basicaly had hyperlinks, file referencing other files. People sharing files, menuing systems and much more....

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Re: RIP Douglas Engelbart
« Reply #6 on: July 04, 2013, 08:58:16 pm »
I watched a more recent video of him, 2009 I think and he was still advocating for a 1 handed keyboard where you typed in binary. I think he was still wishing that was in the mainstream today.
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