Advent of Computing - Podcast 2021
“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
How Humans Think When They Think As Part of a Group
“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.
Engelbart Alumnus Bill Paxton: An Accidental Astrophysicist
“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
Augmenting the Learning Dialogue Online
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 ”
Information: A Historical Companion
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
A Case for Cooperation Between Machines and Humans
“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.”