article featured imageThe Future
MIT Press | (2017) | Nick Montfort
“How the future has been imagined and made, through the work of writers, artists, inventors, and designers. [...] Douglas Engelbart, Alan Kay, and Ted Nelson didn't predict the future of computing, for instance. They were three of the people who made it.”

article featured imageTroublemakers: Silicon Valley’s Coming of Age
Simon & Schuster | Nov 7, 2017 | Leslie Berlin
“Between 1969 and 1976, the narrow peninsula south of San Francisco was the site of the most significant and diverse burst of technological innovation of the past 150 years,” writes Berlin. “Five major industries were born: personal computing, video games, advanced semiconductor logic, modern venture capital, and biotechnology.”BOOK REVIEWS: San Francisco Chronicle | Strategy+Business | NY Times

article featured imageThe bitter history of collaboration's prophet
IT Pro | Jun 29, 2017 | Nicole Kobie
“Douglas Engelbart did more than invent the mouse — he's also the father of collaborative computing [who pioneered] many ideas that are still not familiar today that are more to do with ways of using the tools, not tool features on their own. One that is beginning to gain traction is the Networked Improvement Community (NIC), as a disciplined form of distributed network committed to analysing a common problem, diagnosing its root causes, and then rigorously testing new ideas, sharing results.”

article featured image10 Inventors Who Made No Money on Their Inventions
PC Magazine, | May 23, 2017 | K. Thor Jensen
“Meet 10 people who had the spark of genius but weren't able to translate it into a fat wallet.”

article featured imageHow DARPA-Funded Research Led to the Invention of the First Computer Mouse FedTech | 21 Mar 2017 | Phil Goldstein “Douglas Engelbart’s work at the Stanford Research Institute is widely credited with leading to the development of the computer peripheral used by billions of people.”

article featured imageMother of Invention
WHY Magazine | Jan 31, 2017 | Kristen Gallerneaux
How a hacked Eames Shell Chair, the world's first mousepad, and a one-off keyboard console set the stage for the personal computer revolution.
"In the lead-up to the Mother of All Demos, Engelbart recognized Herman Miller's work as complementary to his own goal to facilitate, as he explained it, "better solutions, faster solutions, solutions to more complex problems, better use of human capabilities." When Engelbart called Herman Miller to help design both a new office at SRI and the furniture for the demo, Kelley was a natural partner."
As tweeted by IDEO. See also: Video animation to accompany article

article featured imageIn One 1968 Presentation, This Inventor Shaped Modern Computing
Smithsonian Magazine | Jan 30, 2017 | Kat Eschner
“Douglas Engelbart’s career was about seeing the possibilities of what computing could do for humanity.”

article featured imageForget Steve Jobs, this was the best presentation of all time
USA Today | Jan 13, 2017 | TJ Donegan
Steve Jobs' iPhone debut is beloved, but this presentation blows it away. "The presentation was given by Douglas Engelbart of Stanford's Research Institute International at the Fall Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco. During the tech demo, Engelbart showed off his team's oN-Line System (also known as the NLS) and its many capabilities [...] Most of these features simply didn't exist in 1968, and here was a guy showing them all off in a single, working system. [...] It came out of nowhere. In a world where most computers were still being programmed with punch cards, this was the lunatic fringe crashing the party about three decades early.” - Source: Reviewed.com (part of USA Today Network)

article featured imageThe Sliding Doors of the Digital Age
CISCO | Jan 11, 2017 | Torkel Mellingen
“In 1968 Alan Kay attended an event in San Francisco that later become known as "The Mother of All Demos. The computer professionals in the audience were blown away. Most key innovations that followed with the digital revolution trace back to Engelbart's NLS [demo]. 'It was one of the greatest experiences in my life,' Kay later recalled. [...] Engelbart's vision for the future was highly collaborative and clearly stated: He intended to boost collective intelligence by augmenting human intellect. Engelbart envisioned people working together in shared intellectual space to collectively solve urgent global problems in a symbiosis between computers and humans.”

article featured imageHere's How To Master The ABCs Of Innovation Forbes | Jan 10, 2017 | Chunka Mui “Fortune 500 CEOs cited dealing with the rapid pace of technological change as their "single biggest challenge." Another global survey [...] identified the speed of disruptive innovation as one of the highest risks facing their organizations. [...] Yet, the intense attention on innovation often misses a key element. [While] many companies are paying attention to immediate challenges and opportunities, [...] too few are being innovative in how they innovate. [...] Douglas Engelbart, the noted engineer and inventor, captured the critical difference when he wrote "the key to the long-term viability of an organization is to get better "and better at improving itself." To understand why, take a look at Englebart's framework for the "ABCs of Organizational Improvement." See this article tweeted by the Author, and trending on Twitter.”