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Douglas Engelbart

Douglas C. Engelbart, the inventor of the mouse.

On 1968-12-09, Douglas C. Engelbart and the group of 17 researchers working with him in the Augmentation Research Center at Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, California, USA, presented a 90-minute live public demonstration of the on live system, NLS, they had been working on since 1962. The presentation was a session in the of the Fall Joint Computer Conference held at the Convention Center in San Francisco, and it was attended by about 1000 computer professionals. This was the public debut of the computer mouse, hypertext, object addressing, dynamic file linking, and shared-screen collaboration involving two persons at different sites communicating over a network with audio and video interface.

The original 90-minute video: Hyperlinks, Mouse, Web-board.


Tia O'Brien, "The Mouse", Silicon Valley News.

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