‘The Mother of all Demos,’ 40 years later

by thoughtfulconservative

From the TechRepublic Photo Gallery

comes a slide show of a presentation by Douglas Engelbart forty years ago that would change computing forever.

It’s possible, some have said, that there never had been, nor never would be, another presentation that unveiled as many new paradigm-shifting technologies. They included the world’s first publicly seen mouse, as well as the introduction of hyperlinks and navigable windows. The presentation, which is visible in its entirety, drew a standing ovation.

Here’s a picture of the mouse:

mouse-2

More at the link.

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