article featured imageAdvent of Computing - Podcast 2021 Sean Haas | 2021 | Sean Haas “Advent of Computing, the podcast that talks about the shocking, intriguing, and all too often relevant history of computing. A lot of little things we take for granted today have rich stories behind their creation, in each episode we will learn how older tech has led to our modern world.” All Episodes | Episodes featuring Engelbart in 2021: #69 and 70: The oN-Line System, Parts 1 and 2. Could use some fact-checking, but largely well researched, with great insight, well told! See Our Curated List

article featured imageHuman Movements in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Springer | 2022 | Cezary Biele New book “Shows what can be learned from movements of the human body, from face, hand, leg, and foot to the whole body movement Discusses these human-centric issues in the development, design, analysis, and implementation of the HCI systems” Engelbart’s research covered in two chapters - see TOC | Part of series on Computational Intelligence | More at Historic Firsts: Personal & Interactive at

article featured imageMeta’s sci-fi haptic glove prototype lets you feel VR objects using air pockets The Verge | Nov 16, 2021 | Adi Robertson A new sci-fi interface for the metaverse - "Doug Engelbart and Xerox PARC are the only time that fundamentally the way we interact with the digital world has ever changed,” Abrash says — referring to [inventions] that helped set the course of modern personal computing.”

article featured imageCollective IQ and Continuous Improvement Roblog | Jul 4, 2021 | Rob Miller “How do you harness the collective intelligence of a group, solve difficult problems, and share what you learn?” An excellent distillation and synthesis of Doug Engelbart's driving vision for navigating accelerating change.

article featured imageHow Humans Think When They Think As Part of a Group Wired | Jun 15, 2021 | Annie Murphy Paul “The fancy word for it is "entitativity," and it’s produced when people act and feel together in close proximity. We need it more, but we’re getting it less.” Not an Engelbart article, but it's right up our alley.

article featured imageHow to Think Outside Your Brain NY Times | Jun 11, 2021 | Annie Murphy Paul “Our culture insists that the brain is the sole locus of thinking. Ms. Paul challenges us to rethink what we think about thinking. Our bodies, our social networks and our surroundings, she argues, are “extra-neural” inputs that have a profound influence on cognition." This article is a prelude to her new book The Extended Mind. Her work aligns brilliantly with Doug Engelbart's concepts of augmented intellect and collective IQ. Related Articles Appearing In: Washington Post | Author's Website

article featured imageThe Extended Mind: The Power of Thinking Outside the Brain Mariner Books | 2021 | Annie Murphy Paul “A bold new book reveals how we can tap the intelligence that exists beyond our brains—in our bodies, our surroundings, and our relationships.” Although this book does not include or reference Doug Engelbart's work, it is quite relevant.

article featured imageThe first commercial computer mouse shipped 40 years ago today digitaltrends | Apr 27, 2021 | Luke Dormehl “The mouse was actually invented in the 1960s by Doug Engelbart and Bill English at SRI International’s Augmentation Research Center. It was shown off for the first time at a December 1968 demonstration that would put the most packed Apple keynote to shame. Along with the mouse, Engelbart demoed windows, hypertext, computer graphics, videoconferencing, word processing, collaborative real-time editing, and much more. In the history books, the event has come to be known as the 'Mother of All Demos.'”

article featured imageEngelbart Alumnus Bill Paxton: An Accidental Astrophysicist UCSB Current | Mar 15, 2021 | Harrison Tasoff “The American Astronomical Society honors [Engelbart alumnus Bill Paxton] an unlikely astrophysics leader from UC Santa Barbara” ... "While working at the Stanford Research Institute in 1968, he participated in what was later dubbed The Mother of All Demos, during which researcher Douglas Engelbart previewed many features that would become staples of personal computing." Watch Paxton with Engelbart in 1968 Demo | More about the Demo

article featured imageAugmenting the Learning Dialogue Online Campus Technology | Mar 8, 2021 | Mary Grush A Q&A with Gardner Campbell “We've heard a lot lately about moving the remote learning experience farther away from a training model and closer to a collaborative learning model in which students participate together in the co-creation or discovery of knowledge. As far back as the 1960s, alongside the work of Doug Engelbart, people have dreamed about ways to augment the knowledge worker, the researcher, the scholar, the faculty, and the student... Today, a conversation about how to do that ”

article featured imageWhy it’s a mistake to bet against Silicon Valley MIT Technology Review | Feb 24, 2021 | John Markoff “The latest wave of tech companies quitting California may have mistaken what makes it a center of innovation. [...] like Doug Engelbart's hypertext and mouse, Alan Kay's Dynabook”

article featured image1969: Building the oN-Line System Web Dev History | Feb 2, 2021 | Richard MacManus “The December 1968 demo had established Engelbart’s credentials as a rock star in the computer industry." Just under a year later, in December 1969, his group at the Stanford Research Institute presented a sequel to the demo, and became one of the first two nodes on the ARPANET — the forerunner of today’s Internet.” See also Engelbart's 1969 Demo Sequel at

article featured imageInformation: A Historical Companion Princeton University Press | 2021 | Ed. Blair, Duguid, Goeing, and Grafton This book offers a "landmark history that traces the creation, management, and sharing of information through six centuries”​​ - exploring how information has shaped and been shaped by human society, offering views of history through the lens of information, and views of information through the lens of history. Find Doug Engelbart on pages 249, 252, 256, 266-268. See also: Table of Contents & Index | Book Review | Book on Amazon

article featured imageGood News in History, November 17 Good News Network | Nov 17, 2020 | Good News Network 50 years ago today, a patent on the first computer mouse was presented to engineer, inventor, computer pioneer Douglas Engelbart. Using his own strategy to accelerate the rate of innovation, his advancements came decades before the personal computer revolution

featured imageWilliam English, Who Helped Build the Computer Mouse, Dies at 91
NY Times | 31 Jul 2020 | Cade Metz
“He was one of the computing pioneers who “showed what a computer interface could — and should — look like,” a colleague said.”

article featured imageA Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans NY Times | May 21, 2020 | John Markoff “A computer scientist argues that the quest for fully automated robots is misguided, perhaps even dangerous. [...] The distinction first appeared in two computer science laboratories that were created in 1962 near Stanford University. John McCarthy, [who] coined the term 'artificial intelligence,' [and] Douglas Engelbart, [who] coined the term 'intelligence augmentation,' or I.A.”