1. Welcome to TechPowerUp Forums, Guest! Please check out our forum guidelines for info related to our community.

Douglas Engelbart Passes Away

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jul 4, 2013.

  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Messages:
    28,864 (11.07/day)
    Thanks Received:
    13,716
    Location:
    Hyderabad, India
    Douglas Engelbart, the computing visionary who saw a future in the graphical user interface (GUI), and co-developed the modern mouse, passed away. He was 88. Engelbart conducted most of his work at the Stanford Research Institute (SRI), and his team's most noted work laid the foundation of the GUI and windowed multi-tasking as we know today. Among his inventions are windowed GUI, the mouse as we know it, hypertext (text on the screen that you click to perform a function), and networked computers. "The Mother of All Demos," nickname for a tech-demo presented by Engelbart, which dates back to 1968, reveals just how much we owe today's computing innovations to the groundbreaking work done by him and his team.

    [​IMG]
     
    hellrazor, PatoRodrigues, D007 and 5 others say thanks.
  2. jmcslob

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Messages:
    2,933 (1.41/day)
    Thanks Received:
    475
    Location:
    Internet Heaven
    He had a good long life...RIP mouse man RIP...
     
  3. jigar2speed

    jigar2speed

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2012
    Messages:
    193 (0.19/day)
    Thanks Received:
    30
    Thank you for your contribution Mr. Douglas, me and my wireless mouse salutes you :)
     
  4. razaron

    razaron

    Joined:
    Apr 26, 2008
    Messages:
    1,107 (0.46/day)
    Thanks Received:
    177
    Location:
    london
    Very good video. Thanks for linking it.
     
  5. erixx

    erixx

    Joined:
    Mar 24, 2010
    Messages:
    3,466 (2.03/day)
    Thanks Received:
    493
    Salutations full of thankfulness, oh, travelling man!
     
  6. mandis New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2007
    Messages:
    95 (0.04/day)
    Thanks Received:
    7
  7. RejZoR

    RejZoR

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2004
    Messages:
    4,778 (1.29/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,004
    Location:
    Europe/Slovenia
    No no no, Apple invented the mouse. Wait, what?

    Thank you Douglas Engelbart for giving us this precise pointing device. I can't imagine using a computer without it these days. Either for work or gaming.
     
    Chevalr1c and torgoth say thanks.
  8. Chevalr1c

    Chevalr1c

    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2010
    Messages:
    3,292 (2.13/day)
    Thanks Received:
    1,460
    Location:
    NL, Europe
    Douglas Engelbart, RIP.
     
    Crunching for Team TPU
  9. sparkyar

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2009
    Messages:
    88 (0.05/day)
    Thanks Received:
    15
    I call Bullshit! Jobs invented everything...

    RIP
    that demo is awesome
     
  10. D007

    D007

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Messages:
    3,269 (1.16/day)
    Thanks Received:
    448
    Location:
    Pompano beach, Florida
    Always sad to such people go.
     
  11. Ikaruga

    Ikaruga

    Joined:
    Feb 18, 2011
    Messages:
    871 (0.63/day)
    Thanks Received:
    183
    Thanks you very much Mr. Engelbart! Rest in Peace dear good sir.
     

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guest)

Share This Page