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Interaction at Lincoln Laboratory in the 1960's: Looking Forward - Looking Back (16 Jun 2005)
One of the most important and influential birthplaces of HCI was the work on interaction and graphics centered around the TX-2 computer at MIT’s Lincoln Laboratory in the 1960’s [25]. For example, it is hard to imagine the innovation that happened at Xerox PARC in the ‘70s having been possible without the foundation that Lincoln Labs provided. At a personal level, as a graduate student of Ron Baecker in the 1970’s, I was the direct beneficiary of this legacy. It is no exaggeration to state that the work at Lincoln Labs was fundamental in shaping my own career.
Nevertheless, much, if not most, of the work there has slipped from our collective consciousness, with Ivan Sutherland’s “Sketchpad” [22][23] system being the notable exception.
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