article featured image1968: When The World Began - return to a square
Ampel | Dec 16, 2018 | Mark Pesce & Genevieve Bell
In this Podcast: “On 9 December 1968, Doug Engelbart gave the ‘Mother of All Demos’ – and the world changed. 50 years later, both creators and keepers of the flame for that demo reflect on how 1968 changed the world — for all of us. On 9 December, 2018, some of the luminaries of the Internet gathered to commemorate the Golden Anniversary of the Mother of All Demos. We had a chance to talk with some of them, weaving their stories together into one of our own.”
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article featured image"What Would Doug Engelbart Do?" Ask Organizers of a Silicon Valley Event
IEEE Spectrum | Dec 14, 2018 | Tekla S. Perry
“Inspired by the man who showed the way to modern computing, tech-minded experts shared ideas for how to tackle climate change, nuclear proliferation, and broken political systems.”

article featured imageHow the Mother of All Demos portrayed the power of possibilities
Irish Times | Dec 13, 2018 | Karlin Lillington
“Net Results: Five decades after Douglas Englebart clicked the first mouse, it is still a gobsmacking thing of wonder." [...] "In short, 50 years on, we still haven’t fully comprehended the vision, or the portent, of that astonishing Mother of All Demos."

article featured imageHow design factored into "the mother of all tech demos"
Quartz | Dec 12, 2018 | Anne Quito
“A crucial, but rarely discussed element of Engelbart’s stagecraft was his custom-built chair. Herman Miller designer Jack Kelley modified an Eames shell chair and affixed a detatchable tray to house a keyboard, a computer mouse, and a keyset.” Jack Kelly recalls the setup for the seminal demo - “I designed the computer chair with a swing-out console because Engelbart liked to work in different attitudes and statures … stand-up, sit down, relax. … How do you solve for that?”

article featured imageEngelbart's historic demo: What have we learned 50 years later?
Mercury News | Dec 10, 2018 | Levi Sumagaysay
“Tech leaders gathered in Mountain View to note the 50th anniversary of Douglas Engelbart's vision of personal computing.”

article featured imageLogitech celebrates Mother of All Demos, 50 years old Invention of the Mouse
PhoneRadar | Dec 10, 2018 | Vishnu Sarangapurkar
“having been fortunate to host the Engelbart foundation from 1992-2007 and experience his immense vision firsthand, Logitech has collaborated with the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, to help showcase this Silicon Valley hero, while looking ahead to the next 50 years of technology and human empowerment.”

article featured imageThe Mother of All Demos
Smithsonian | Dec 10, 2018 | Eric Hintz
“In December 1968, Douglas Engelbart debuted many of the concepts of modern, interactive computing.”

article featured image50 Years Ago, ‘The Mother of All Demos’ Showed Us How Tech Would Transform the World EXTREME|TECH | Dec 10, 2018 | Ryan Whitwam “Fifty years ago, Doug Engelbart of the Stanford Research Institute (SRI) appeared on stage to give “the mother of all demos.” In the space of 90 minutes, he showed off revolutionary concepts like the mouse, word processing, and hyperlinks... To this day, you can trace the technology at your fingertips back to that day in 1968.”

article featured imageSRI International Celebrates 50th Anniversary of "The Mother of All Demos" - and Looks Toward the Future of Breakthrough Innovation in Human-Computer Interaction
PRwire | Dec 9, 2018 | SRI International
“Engelbart envisioned harnessing the power of computers as tools for collaboration and the augmentation of our collective intelligence to work on humanity's most important problems.”

article featured imageNet@50: Did Engelbart's “Mother of All Demos” Launch the Connected World?
Computer History Museum | Dec 9, 2018 | Marc Weber
“His goal was building systems to augment human intelligence. His group prototyped much of modern computing (and invented the mouse) along the way”

article featured image50 years on, we’re living the reality first shown at the “Mother of All Demos” Ars Technica | Dec 9, 2018 | Cyrus Farivar “AUGMENTING HUMAN INTELLECT, INDEED — Douglas Engelbart changed computer history forever on December 9, 1968.” ... According to Vint Cerf, widely known as a 'Father of the Internet,' Doug Engelbart was one of our farthest seeing visionaries. "[Doug] had a keen sense of the way in which computers could augment human capacity to think... The [Web] is a manifestation of some of what he imagined or hoped although his aspirations exceeded even that in terms of human and computer partnerships."

article featured image50 Years Later, We Still Don’t Grasp the Mother of All Demos
WIRED | Dec 9, 2018 | Klint Finley
“To Engelbart, his work was never about the technology itself, but about helping people work together to solve the world’s biggest problems.”

article featured imageDouglas C. Engelbart: Mother-of-all-demos 50th Anniversary Celebration Service Science | Dec 9, 2018 | Jim Spohrer “Fifty years ago at an early computer conference in San Francisco, a researcher from SRI (Stanford Research Institute) unveiled what he and his team had created – a view of the future of augmented human performance with advanced technologies in computing and communications.”

article featured imageHow Doug Engelbart Pulled off the Mother of All Demos
WIRED | Dec 9, 2018 | Adam Fisher
“Engelbart’s idea was that computers of the future should be optimized for human needs. [...] They should augment rather than replace the human intellect.”

article featured image50 years ago, Douglas Engelbart’s ‘Mother of All Demos’ changed personal technology forever
Mashable | Dec 8, 2018 | Stewart Wolpin
“Imagine someone demonstrating a jet plane 15 years before Kitty Hawk [or] a smartphone 15 years before the first cellular networks were even launched.”

article featured imageDouglas Engelbart, the forgotten hero of modern computing
Computer Weekly | Dec 2018 | Jake Charles Rees
“ Half a century ago, Douglas Engelbart demonstrated an experimental computer that laid the foundations for modern computing. His vision to use computing power to solve complex problems in all areas of human activity has become reality, but not in the way that he imagined.”

article featured imageLooking back at the tech demo that changed Silicon Valley
ABC News | Dec 7, 2018 | Juan Carlos Guerrero
“Sunday is the 50th anniversary of one of the most influential product demonstrations in Silicon Valley. It would later be called the "Mother of All Demos" and it laid the groundwork for the way we use computers today.”

article featured image1968: When The World Began - the mother of all demos
Ampel | Dec 6, 2018 | Mark Pesce & Genevieve Bell
In this Podcast: “On the 9th of December in 1968, Douglas Engelbart gave the ‘Mother of All Demos‘ – the most important hour in the history of computing, one that drew back the curtain on the world we all live in today.”
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article featured imageLife as We Know It Turns 50
Wall Street Journal | Dec 2, 2018 | Andy Kessler
“San Francisco in 1968 … rose that year’s Joint Computer Conference, where an assembly of geniuses wearing white short-sleeved shirts and pocket protectors convened 50 years ago this week. The event shined a guiding light on the path to personal computing and set the modern world in motion.”

article featured imageThe 65 Best Inventions of the Past 65 Years
Popular Mechanics | Nov 19, 2018 | The Editors
(#15 of 65) “1968: Integrated Computer Systems
“In a landmark December 1968 demonstration, later known as The Mother of all Demos, engineer Douglas Engelbart illustrates the use of lots of recent technologies in conjunction with each other, including: on-screen windows, hypertext, graphics, file linking, revision control, video conferencing, the computer mouse, and word processing. Both Mac and Windows user interfaces will borrow heavily from the example set here.”

article featured image'The Augmentation of Douglas Engelbart' wins Oregon Film Award
Oregon Film Awards | Nov 1, 2018 | Award Staff
“2018 Oregon Film Awards announces 'The Augmentation of Douglas Engelbart' directed by Daniel Silveira WINS Grand Jury Award!” Check Out: Trailer #1 | Trailer #2 | About the Film

article featured imageHow the ‘Mother of all Demos’ Changed the World and Made Computers Personal in 1968
The Wire | Sep 21, 2018 | Margaret O’Mara
“The 90-minute presentation went down in Silicon Valley history as the “mother of all demos,” for it previewed a world of personal and online computing utterly different from 1968’s status quo.”

article featured image'The Augmentation of Douglas Engelbart' makes LA Film Finalist LA CineFest Awards | Sep 28, 2018 | Awards Staff “Selected as a finalist for the Los Angeles CineFest competition" [...] "'The Augmentation of Douglas Engelbart' provides a glimpse into the mind of a man who has indeed revolutionized humanity."” Check Out: Trailer #1 | Trailer #2 | About the Film

article featured imageIn 1968, computers got personal: How the ‘mother of all demos’ changed the world Salon | Sep 24, 2018 | Margaret O’Mara “The zeitgeist of 1968 helps explain why Engelbart’s demo so quickly became a touchstone and inspiration for a new, enduring definition of technological empowerment. Here was a computer that didn’t override human intelligence or stomp out individuality, but instead could, as Engelbart put it, ‘augment human intellect.”
This article also appeared in GCN: How the 'mother of all demos' changed the world - Sep 27, 2018.

article featured imageWatch this amazing demo of the early desktop computer
Fast Company | Sep 19, 2018 | Margaret O'Mara
“Watch this amazing demo of the early desktop computer In 1968, computers got personal: How the “mother of all demos” changed the world.”

article featured imageValley of Genius: The Uncensored History of Silicon Valley Twelve Publishers | 2018 | Adam Fisher “New book by Fisher - A candid, colorful, and comprehensive oral history that reveals the secrets of Silicon Valley -- from the origins of Apple and Atari to the present day clashes of Google and Facebook, and all the start-ups and disruptions that happened along the way. Opens with chapter on Doug Engelbart and his team discussing their 1968 Demo. A masterfully woven collective oral history of events as they unfolded. See Preview.”

article featured image Why Microsoft Resurrected A 15-Year-Old Mouse Fast Company | Jan 15, 2018 | Harry McCracken “Microsoft tried to kill its familiar corded IntelliMouse Explorer years ago. But the most discerning pointing device users on the planet weren’t willing to give it up. When Microsoft released its first mouse in 1983, ... the whole concept [was] slightly futuristic – even though computing visionary Douglas Engelbart had invented the rolling pointing device nearly two decades earlier...”

article featured imageNick Montfort on shaping the future
MIT News | Jan 11, 2018 | Peter Dizikes
“MIT News recently spoke with Montfort about his new book "The Future" which delves into "future-making" as a noble endeavor. Article Excerpts: With some future-makers, like Douglas Engelbart, his "Mother of all Demos" showed tremendous accomplishments and was very influential. He wasn't only looking to make incremental changes; he had this longer-term goal about thinking and computing. [...] Some futurists envision social innovations, and others envision technological innovations. But [...] in this book, Engelbart has a central role, as someone thinking about both spheres.”

article featured imagePeople’s Interactions with Cognitive Assistants for Enhanced Performances HICSS | Jan 3-5, 2018 | Abul Kalam Siddike, Jim Spohrer, Haluk Demirkan, Youji Kohda In Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 2018 - "The main motivation of this paper laid down by Douglas Engelbart, an American engineer, and an early computer and Internet pioneer who invented the computer mouse, urged people to work quickly "to augment human intellect and address complex, urgent problems." Technology and organizations are two instruments that people have developed to augment their intellect in order to enhance their performance."

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