article featured imageInnovations of '87
NY Times | Nov. 3, 1987 | Peter H. Lewis
Awards presented at COMDEX'87: “Each year at this time, tens of thousands of people who make, sell, buy or use personal computers descend into Las Vegas for the Fall Comdex trade show... Each year, PC Magazine honors designers, engineers and programmers whose work influences virtually everybody who uses a personal computer.. In addition to the 1987 PC Magazine Awards for Technical Excellence, honoring the top innovators across a variety of categories, The award for lifetime achievement went to Douglas Englebart, the father of the mouse, creator of windows and champion of the user interface.”
See also Engelbart Awards for details on this and other honors

article featured imageHypertext: An Introduction and Survey IEEE:Computer | Sep 1987 | Jeff Conklin “Hypertext systems feature machine-supported links ... that open exciting new possibilities for using the computer as a communication and thinking tool. This article is a survey of existing hypertext systems, their applications, and their design. It is both an introduction to the world of hypertext and, at a deeper cut, a survey of some of the most important design issues that go into fashioning a hypertext environment. Includes Vannevar Bush Memex, Doug Engelbart's NLS/Augment (pp 22-23), Ted Nelson's Xanadu (pg 23), ...” Access full text

article featured imageHypervisions
MacWorld | March 1987 | David Bunnell
“[W]e will need new information-handling tools to help us grapple with the otherwise indecipherable text of the future. In my opinion we have one adaptable tool right now. You might even be familiar with it. It's "hypertext." The concept of hypertext was originally developed back in the sixties by personal computer visionaries Ted Nelson ... and Doug Engelbart...”

article featured imageOf Mice and Men
Popular Computing | May 1984 | Steven Levy
“The mouse is but a small part of Doug Engelbart’s larger ambitious plan conceived by a truly extraordinary man... Instead of tackling a specific problem, he decided to go about changing the way we dealt with problems, the better to improve the world. He saw that many problems were so complex that it was often beyond human capabilities to solve them. Somehow Doug Engelbart decided to improve – augment is the word he came to use – man’s capabilities to cope with those problems..”
Appeared in Popular Computing Magazine, May 1984, pp. 70, 75-78 | Illustration by Richard Cowdrey

article featured imageAn evaluation of the AUGMENT system ACM SIGDOC | Jan 1982 | ED Callender “For a period of nine months the author used AUGMENT, an electronic office support system. This paper is an evaluation of that system [available from Doug Engelbart's group at Tymshare, Inc.]” Published in ACM SIGDOC '82: Proceedings of the 1st Annual International Conference on Systems Documentation, January 1982, pages 29–35. Available Formats: PDF | eReader | Abstract

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