article featured imageAI Visionary Named First Engelbart Distinguished Fellow by SRI International
Yahoo!Finance | Jan 22, 2020 | PR Newswire
“Australian National University's Distinguished Professor Genevieve Bell recognized for her work on technology, artificial intelligence and culture”

article featured imageThe Origins of the Mac
Mac|Life | Feb 5, 2019 | Alex Summersby
March 2019 Issue (151) “How the mother of all demos led to the computer that changed everything.” Check out the article / Purchase the Issue

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 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 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 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 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 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 image'The Augmentation of Douglas Engelbart' makes LA Film Finalist
LA CineFest Awards | Sep 28, 2018 | Awards Staff
“'The Augmentation of Douglas Engelbart' has been 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 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 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 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.”

article featured imageElephant Footprint: The Vision and Impact of Douglas Engelbart
Inventors Digest | Aug 12, 2016 | Reid Creager Choose Format: eReader | Blog
DOUG ENGELBART'S VISION AND IMPACT TRANSCENDED HIS COMPUTER MOUSE - “At the time of his passing, Engelbart was frustrated by humans’ failure to prioritize the power of the Creative IQ. His vision was that technology would work with our infinite capacities as humans, not work independently of them.” [ See also: Editor's Note | Inventors Digest - June 2016 Issue ]

article featured imageWho Lost the Internet Wars?
OZY | Jul 11, 2016 | Leslie Nguyen-Okwu
“Engelbart imagined an information system built on the backbones of collaboration and education, all meant to amplify the collective human mind. He wanted a computerized network of real-time, human-wide collaboration, with the open-source spirit of Wikipedia and the purposefulness of Change.org”

article featured imageRevealing the Future: Douglas Engelbart
LG-CNS | Mar 9, 2016 | Clive Gifford
“he had a vision whilst driving to work one day, ruminating on how complex problems increasingly needed large teams of people to work together, sharing and swapping information to solve them [...] A sudden visual image of a giant CRT screen covered in various symbols and pieces of information [...] Users could move round this information space to form and organise ideas and solutions with great flexibility and speed, and with users linked, the information spaces could be potentially merged or transferred between users. As Engelbart recalled in an interview with Wired magazine in 2004: 'All of a sudden - wham... Everybody could share knowledge. The vision unfolded rapidly, in about a half hour, and suddenly the potential of interactive, collaborative computing became totally clear.'”

article featured imageInternet Pioneer's Greatest Contribution May Not Be Technological
Internet Society | May 5, 2015 | Staff
“Doug Engelbart's greatest breakthrough may be to change how we think, how we learn and innovate, and how we collaborate. The Internet Hall of Fame featured profile on this 2014 Inductee, including how one university is putting his vision to practice in an experimental MOOC and associated Engelbart Scholar Award program.”

article featured imageRemarks by the President at the Cyber Summit
The White House | Feb 13, 2015 | President Obama
“Addressing the Cyber Summit at Stanford University -- at one point in his speech, President Obama cites Doug Engelbart's seminal innovations: "It was from here, in 1968, where a researcher, Douglas Engelbart, astonished an audience with two computers, connected “online,” and hypertext you could click on with something called a “mouse.” -- in the context of American leadership in the global digital economy today. Watch segment of Obama's speech citing Doug Engelbart's contributions | Watch whole speech | See Mercury News Article

article featured imageInternet Hall of Fame Announces 2014 Inductees
Internet Society | Apr 8, 2014 | Staff Writers
“The Internet Hall of Fame welcomes 2014 Inductees at ceremony in Hong Kong... For his visionary work related to networking and the foundations of the information age, Doug Engelbart was inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame." Further details on this posthumous award, see Doug Engelbart inducted into Internet Hall of Fame.

article featured imageDouglas Engelbart’s Unfinished Revolution
MIT Technology Review | Jul 23, 2013 | Howard Rheingold
“Engelbart’s ideas revolutionized computing and helped shape the modern world. [...] To Engelbart, computers, interfaces, and networks were means to a more important end—amplifying human intelligence to help us survive in the world we’ve created.”

article featured imageCreation Myth Xerox PARC, Apple, and the truth about innovation
The New Yorker | May 16, 2011 | Malcolm Gladwell
“So was what Jobs took from Xerox the idea of the mouse? Not quite, because Xerox never owned the idea of the mouse. The parc researchers got it from the computer scientist Douglas Engelbart, at Stanford Research Institute” [...] "If you lined up Engelbart’s mouse, Xerox’s mouse, and Apple’s mouse, you would not see the serial reproduction of an object. You would see the evolution of a concept."

article featured imageThe Department of Mad Scientists
Smithsonian Books / Harper Publishers | 2010 | Michael Belfiore
“How DARPA Is Remaking Our World, from the Internet to Artificial Limbs.” Doug Engelbart appears pp. 67-70, 86, 93, 197. See also Teaser | NPR: Author Interview | NY Times Review

article featured imageImprove Your Ecosystem's Ability to Tackle Complex Issues
Outside Innovation | Jun 6, 2010 | Patricia Seybold
“For internetworked organizations [...] there’s also a robust body of proven practices that reminds us how to accelerate our capacity for innovation as a group of people. Many of the basic principles for “bootstrapping innovation” among people who are working together online (and offline) to address complex issues were invented and practiced by Doug Engelbart. [...] At our recent Visionaries’ meeting, Christina Engelbart, Doug’s daughter, reminded us that her father’s life work revolved around helping groups of people tackle really complex issues.”

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 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. ”

article featured imageDouglas Carl Engelbart: Developing the Underlying Concepts for Contemporary Computing
IEEE Annals | Jul 1997 | Susan B. Barnes
“What is missing from the current commercial descriptions of the Web is a discussion about the 30-year history of R&D that created the underlying technologies on which the Web is based. Much of this foundation was laid in the 1960s by Douglas Carl Engelbart. In 1968, at the ACM/IEEE-CS Fall Joint Computer Conference, Engelbart demonstrated his concept of “interactive computing” to a group of computer scientists, and this is now considered a seminal event in the history of computing." Source: IEEE Annals of the History of Computing Volume 19 Issue 3, July 1997

article featured imageThe Creators
Wired | Dec 1, 1994 | Katie Hafner
“Twenty-five years ago, they brought the Internet to life." Here celebrating the 25th anniversary of the installation of the first node on the Arpanet, the precursor to the Internet.