Engelbart explains it all

In a 1968 demonstration (not the kind you’re thinking of), Doug Engelbart told us what the computer would look like in the 1990s: including windows, word processing, the mouse, and telecommunications systems. Parts of a film of that demo appear in a PBS special called “The Machine That Changed the World.” Stanford is now streaming the entire film in Real Video. (Unfortunately, in a newer version than Streambox can rip.) I hope they release the video as a whole (instead of in segments) in a format that can easily be recorded and shown in classrooms. I always worry about streaming into the classrooms because something inevitably goes wrong. (via BoingBoing).

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3 Comments

  1. Posted 12/7/2002 at 5:58 pm | Permalink

    About 15 minutes of the Engelbart video will appear on the CD for The New Media Reader, coming from MIT Press in January 2003.

  2. Posted 12/7/2002 at 8:36 pm | Permalink

    Very cool. I’ll have to check it out.

  3. Posted 3/25/2003 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    Glad it sounds interesting. You can request an exam copy at: http://mitpress.mit.edu/0262232278

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