article featured imageDec. 9, 1968: The Mother of All Demos
WIRED | Dec. 9, 2010 | Dylan Tweney
“1968: Computer scientist Douglas Engelbart kicks off the personal computer revolution with a product demonstration that is so amazing it inspires a generation of technologists. It will become known as 'the mother of all demos.'”

article featured imageThe 'mother of all demos' debuted the computer mouse, hyperlinks, and more
NEW ATLAS | Dec 7th, 2010 | Alan Brandon
“During the "mother of all demos" at the Fall Joint Computer Conference held at the Convention Center in San Francisco, Engelbart and his team of researchers from the Augmentation Research Center at Stanford Research Institute gave a live demonstration of hyperlinks, remote collaboration software, on-screen windows, and even video conferencing.”

article featured imageThe Department of Mad Scientists
Smithsonian Books / Harper Publishers | 2010 | Michael Belfiore
“How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs.” Doug Engelbart appears pp. 67-70, 86, 93, 197. See also Teaser | NPR: Author Interview | NY Times Review

article featured imageCelebrating friendship and the computer mouse in Southeast Portland
The Oregonian | Jun 18, 2010 | Anna Griffin
“The Engelbarts were part of a tight-knit collection of six families whose children grew up together near Johnson Creek. The kids attended the same schools, picked beans together in the summer and used their spending money to ride the streetcar to Oaks Park for weekend roller-skating.”
70+ years later, Doug's childhood friends returned to the site of their grade school, and dedicated a placque in his honor to inspire future generations, to know that "somebody who walked those halls, somebody raised in these rural and working-class neighborhoods, literally changed the world."

article featured imageImprove Your Ecosystem's Ability to Tackle Complex Issues Outside Innovation | Jun 6, 2010 | Patricia Seybold “For internetworked organizations [...] there’s also a robust body of proven practices that reminds us how to accelerate our capacity for innovation as a group of people. Many of the basic principles for “bootstrapping innovation” among people who are working together online (and offline) to address complex issues were invented and practiced by Doug Engelbart. [...] At our recent Visionaries’ meeting, Christina Engelbart, Doug’s daughter, reminded us that her father’s life work revolved around helping groups of people tackle really complex issues.”

article featured imageBootstrapping Innovation: Leveraging the Collective IQ to Achieve Powerful Results | Jun 3, 2010 | Ronni Marshak
“At our Spring 2010 Visionaries meeting, Christina Engelbart, executive director of the Doug Engelbart Institute and heir apparent to the visionary thinking of her father, Doug Engelbart, presented the concepts and action model for Bootstrapping Innovation”

article featured imageHonoring a creative force in high tech: Douglas Engelbart turns 85
San Jose Mercury News | Jan 30, 2010 | Mike Swift
“Steve Wozniak leaned over to Douglas Engelbart at The Tech Museum in San Jose on Saturday, to speak a personal tribute to the man who invented the computer mouse and who, back in the 1950s, began to conceptualize the possibility of a vast realm of information where people could zip around exploring almost any idea. The occasion was a crowded and jubilant 85th birthday party for Engelbart, the white-haired cyber-seer ... whose ideas now shape the lives of billions of people each day.”
See also our Celebrating Doug's 85th Birthday page, as well as our Birthday Greetings site for heartfelt posts from colleagues, family, old friends, and admirers

article featured imageDoug Engelbart to receive Weatherford Award: Entrepreneurship, innovation honored at awards ceremony
Oregon State University | Jan 14, 2010 | OSU Press Release
“The Weatherford Awards are a celebration of some of Oregon's most innovative business owners and visionaries. The award recipients have been selected for their ... innovations that have had a sustaining social and/or economic impact. ”
See also the official Award Citation, as well as for this and other awards he has received. Engelbart Awards & Honors for this and other awards he has received.

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