Douglas Engelbart was simply ahead of his time, a modern day prophet of the computer world, along with his many correct predictions Doug was able to put together an amazing team of engineers to show the world his ideas of what computers could be and could do for humanity. Technologies such as hypertext, word processing, a graphical user interface, networking, video conferencing and of course the mouse, all of this displayed in the famous “The mother of all demos” in 1968 none the less!
Many of the technologies we use today in our daily lives were thought of and born in Doug’s famous ARC (Augumentation Research Center) lab at Stanford Research Institute, as it was known in the 60’s.
For Doug it was all about augmenting humankind and improving our collective IQ, his ideas were ahead of his time, his thinking was ahead of his time. Before Gates, before Jobs and before the personal computer revolution there was Douglas Engelbart.