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Douglas Englebart

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Many people mistakenly believe that the mouse was invented by Apple. Others believe that Steve Jobs stole the idea from Xerox, where the mouse was used on an early office PC called the Star. But in truth, the mouse was first conceived of by Doug Engelbart in the early 1960’s, then a scientist at the Stanford Research Institute, in Menlo Park, California. His pioneering work with the mouse and the outline viewer (hierarchical browser) paved the way for the modern era of literary computing.

Douglas Englebart invented the computer mouse and the hierarchical browser (outline viewer), both of which are fundamental to computing.  The links below provide interviews, history and generally fascinating things about a true visionary.


Created by rdickelman
Last modified 2004-11-17 05:16 AM

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