article featured imageCelebrating the man who invented the mouse
Stanford News | Dec 10, 2008 | Dan Stober
“The mouse was merely a byproduct of Engelbart's larger vision, said his daughter, Christina Engelbart [...] "That was what the public recognizes as a great innovation that's really had a huge impact on everyone. But truly his greatest innovation of all was the vision and the strategic organizing principles that catapulted the innovation of his lab and that could catapult the work today if it was applied and harnessed in teams and organizations” Watch the Stanford News Report

article featured imageInnovation: The Five Disciplines for Creating What Customers Want
Crown Business | 2006 | Curtis Carlson & William Wilmot
“As CEO of SRI International, Carlson consulted with hundreds of organizations on becoming more effective and profitable. He has distilled that experience into a thorough treatise on the innovation process. The book cites dozens of examples of innovative ideas brought to fruition by innovators from Thomas Edison to Steve Jobs. "Innovation is not about inventing clever gadgets or just “creativity.” It is the successful creation and delivery of a new or improved product or service that provides value for your customer and sustained profit for your organization." You'll find Doug Engelbart under Exponential Improvement, including Collective IQ and Networked Improvement Communities (NICs), on pages 114, 134, 169-179, 181-182, 189-190.

article featured imageGlobal Knowledge Renaissance: Selected Papers from the World Library Summit 2002 Times Books | 2003 | NLBS Editors Compiled and edited by National Library Board Singapore | Times Books International, 2003 | Papers cover the broad themes of knowledge augmentation, cultural entrepreneurship and knowledge governance, including Doug Engelbart's keynote "Improving Our Ability to Improve: A Call for Investment in a New Future" See Preview Doug's Keynote | Doug's IDG Award

article featured imageMultimedia: From Wagner to Virtual Reality Norton & Company | 2002 | Editors: Randall Packer & Ken Jordan “Tracing the fertile series of collaborations between arts and sciences throughout the twentieth century, Randall Packer and Ken Jordan present the often overlooked history behind multimedia―the interfaces, links, and interactivity we all take for granted today.” Includes pioneers Licklider, Engelbart, Kay and more. See also [ WIRED Review | Table of Contents | Teacher's Guide ]

article featured imageComputer visionary seeks to boost people's collective ability to confront complex problems coming at a faster pace The Almanac | Feb 21, 2001 | Marion Softky Douglas Engelbart has been “pursuing his vision of far more powerful systems that would help people collaborate more effectively to solve the big problems" -- many of which were complicated and speeded up by the technologies he helped launch. "That's the big, big thing that's so important: How do we increase the capability of people to deal collectively with urgent complex problems? That's been my pursuit all these years," he says.

article featured imageTools for Thought: The History and Future of Mind-Expanding Technology
MIT Press | 2000 | Howard Rheingold
“In a highly engaging style, Rheingold tells the story of what he calls the patriarchs, pioneers, and infonauts of the computer, focusing in particular on such pioneers as J. C. R. Licklider, Doug Engelbart, Bob Taylor, and Alan Kay.” The chapter on Doug is Chapter Nine: The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Thinker. First published in 1985, the 2000 edition incorporates 1999 interviews with the principals.See listing at MIT Press.

article featured imageBootstrapping: Douglas Engelbart, Coevolution, and the Origins of Personal Computing
Stanford University Press | 2000 | Thierry Bardini
“Engelbart felt that the complexity of many of the world's problems was becoming overwhelming, and the time for solving these problems was becoming shorter and shorter. What was needed, he determined, was a system that would augment human intelligence, co-transforming or co-evolving both humans and the machines they use. He sought a systematic way to think and organize this coevolution in an effort to discover a path on which a radical technological improvement could lead to a radical improvement in how to make people work effectively. ”

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