article featured imageSRI International Celebrates 65 Years of Innovation
SRI International | Nov 4, 2011 | Staff
“From the introduction of interactive computing and the [Engelbart] computer mouse in the 1960s to recent advances such as the Siri virtual personal assistant, minimally invasive telerobotic surgery, and electroactive polymer "artificial muscle," SRI researchers and technologists continue to build on a rich legacy and push the boundaries of what is possible.”

article featured imageGadgets the Pentagon Made -- From the Microwave to the New iPhone Siri WIRED | Oct 6, 2011 | Ackerman & Shachtman “From the mouse and hypertext, to the internet and Siri, "Innovations that began with the U.S.' well-funded defense establishment almost always filter down into commercial, mundane usage. Sometimes in unexpected ways. Here are some of our favorite examples" Doug Engelbart contributed to #1 and #8 out of the 8.”

article featured imageThe 21 Most Important Names In Computing History You've Never Heard Business Insider | Aug 11, 2011 | Dylan Love Featuring Howard Aiken, Seymour Cray, Doug Engelbart, Grace Hopper, and more...

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 imageA difference maker: Vannevar Bush MIT News | Feb 16, 2011 | Peter Dizikes “A unique figure in American history, Vannevar Bush transformed his country’s scientific establishment during its wartime hour of need.” Doug Engelbart recalls reading Bush's “As We May Think” in 1945: “I remember being thrilled [by his vision of] a memory structure [creating] relationships in ways that linear paper couldn’t.” Related: Celebrating 65 Years of “As We May Think” by Christina Engelbart

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