Doug Engelbart, mouse inventor, on Channel 9 video (02 Dec 2005)
Dr Douglas C Engelbart is famous for inventing the mouse and for giving The Mother of All Demos. As Wikipeida says: "At the Fall Joint Computer Conference, Engelbart demonstrated to the 1,000 computer professionals in attendance the first mouse the public had ever seen, as well as introducing the paper paradigm, teleconferencing, email and hypertext." Modern computing, in other words. The thing was, this was in 1968....
Microsoft geek blogger Robert Scoble has just posted a 30-minute video interview with Engelbart in a noisy cafe. You can view it online at Channel 9 but it's a better idea to download it (112MB of WMV) and play it from your PC.
Article URL: http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/technology/archives/2005/12/02/doug_engelbart_mouse_inventor_on_channel_9_video.html
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