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Original Release

Boosting Our Collective IQ: A Selection of Readings,
by Douglas C. Engelbart (1995) |
[Editors: Yuri Rubinsky & Christina Engelbart]

In this timeless call to action, Engelbart makes the case for pushing more aggressively into the frontier of the knowledge age, identifying the points of greatest leverage for strategic, cost-effective pursuit. Challenging our established notions of knowledge work, collaboration, knowledge management, interoperability, hypertext, and groupware, Engelbart outlines a new more powerful paradigm, calling for an open foundational, cross-cutting knowledge architecture, endowed with certain key features – still largely missing from today's information technology paradigm – that can dramatically improve how people can work together to solve important problems. He ends with a call to action for end-user organizations, developers, and other stakeholders to collectively, strategically, proactively lead the way into this frontier. 1a

Originally produced by Yuri Rubinsky with editing assistance by Christina Engelbart, as a keepsake tribute commemorating the 1995 SoftQuad Web Award presented to Doug at the World Wide Web conference in Boston that December, honoring his early and seminal contribution to the hypertext systems. Of the original print, only 2,000 softcover copies were produced, and 100 Limited Edition hardcover copies were printed, numbered, and signed by Doug Engelbart and Tim Berners-Lee. 1b

Includes three of Doug's key papers (edited), Epilogue and details of the Award, 31 pages in all. 1c

  • Online Copy: Reproduced online
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  • Original Signed Hardcover Edition: Produced for the 1995 Conference, Limited Edition.
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The Augmentation Papers

The Augmentation Papers: A Collection Since 1960,
Douglas C. Engelbart, 1994

A bound collection of 29 papers by Doug Engelbart and his staff from 1960 to 1992, plus a short biographical sketch. Chronicles the progression and unfolding of Engelbart's work, including his seminal 1962 report outlining his original vision and approach, and detailed depictions of the innovative breakthroughs in interactive technology, in harnessing collective intellect to solve important problems, and in strategic organizing principles for the accelerative continuous innovation of how we do this.

See Doug's Bibliography for a complete listing of articles included (#2-29), most of which are available online. This item is currently out of print.


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Seminar Booklet

Doug's Management Seminar Booklet,
Douglas C. Engelbart & Christina Engelbart (1995)

Titled Boosting Collective IQ: A Design for Dramatic Improvements in Productivity, Effectiveness and Competitiveness, this companion to Doug's half-day Management Seminars includes printed slide handouts and selected readings. For background on the seminar see the 1995 Bootstrap Seminar site for companion binder, program, video, and more.
See the Engelbart Academy for more background and video selections.


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Seminar Binder

Doug's Management Seminar Binder,
Douglas C. Engelbart (1992)

Titled Bootstrap Seminar: A Comprehensive Strategy For Bootstrapping Organizations into the 21st Century, this companion to Doug's comprehensive 3-day Management Seminars presented at Stanford University, includes complete printed slide handouts and selected readings. See the Bootstrap Seminar site for details including seminar program, video, binder contents, and more.
See the Engelbart Academy for more additional video selections.


Books by Others 2

Featuring Doug 2a


Including Doug's Writings 2b

Books including articles authored by Doug Engelbart. For further details on these articles, see Doug's Bibliography.

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Used in university courses

Visualizing Argumentation,
by Kirschner, Shum and Carr (2003)
 • Afterward by Douglas C. Engelbart 2b1

The New Media Reader.
Edited by Noah Wardrip-Fruin and Nick Montfort, The MIT Press, 2003.
Doug Engelbart appears on pages 5, 29, 35, 93-108, 231-246, 290. See especially the excerpted Inventing the Medium: Introduction, by Janet H. Murray.
Includes two of Engelbart's papers, abridged, with a preface by the Editor(s):
 • Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework. 1962.
 • A Research Center for Augmenting Human Intellect. 1968. 2b2

Computer Supported Cooperative Work: A Book of Readings,
Irene Greif [Ed.], Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, Inc., San Mateo, CA, 1988, pp. 35-126.
Includes four of Engelbart's papers:
 • A Conceptual Framework for the Augmentation of Man's Intellect. 1963.
 • A Research Center for Augmenting Human Intellect. 1968.
 • Toward High-Performance Knowledge Workers. 1982.
 • Authorship Provisions in AUGMENT. 1984. 2b3

Interactive Multimedia: Visions of Multimedia for Developers, Educators & Information Providers,
Sueann Ambron and Kristina Hooper [Ed.], Microsoft Press, 1988, pp. 14-31, this chapter written jointly by Hooper & Engelbart for the book:
 • The Augmentation System Framework. 1988. (AUGMENT,133187,) 2b4

A History of Personal Workstations.
Adele Goldberg [Ed.], ACM Press, New York, 1988, pp. 185-236. This chapter an adaptation of Engelbart's earlier paper Workstation History and The Augmented Knowledge Workshop:
 • The Augmented Knowledge Workshop. 1988. 2b5

DIAC-88: Directions and Implications of Advanced Computing
Nancy LevesonDouglas Schuler [Ed.], Symposium Proceedings,
Computer Professionals For Social Responsibility, August 21, 1988, pp. 1-17:
 • Intellectual Implications of Multi-Access Computer Networks. 1970.
 • Coordinated Information Services for a Discipline- or Mission-Oriented Community. 1972. 2b6

Emerging Office Systems - Based on Proceeding of the Stanford University International Symposium on Office Automation,
Robert M. Landau, James H. Bair & Jean H. Siegman, Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1982 & 1984, pp. 134, 287-308:
 • Toward Integrated, Evolutionary Office Automation Systems. 1978
 • Evolving the Organization of the Future: A Point of View. 1980. 2b7

Vistas In Information Handling: The Augmentation Of Man's Intellect By Machine,
Howerton & Weeks [Editors], Sparton Books, February 1963, pp. 1-29 Chapter 1:
 • A Conceptual Framework for the Augmentation of Man's Intellect. 1963. 2b8


More Featuring Doug 2c

Books featuring Doug Engelbart in one or more chapters.

A Heritage of Innovation: SRI's First Half Century.
Donald Nielson, SRI Vice President Emeritus, 2005.2c5

What the Dormouse Said.
John Markoff. Penguin Books, 2005.
You'll find Doug on pages 4-12, 14-20, 39-58, 75, 89, 103, 118, 144-148, 164, 176-177, 242-245, 276, 286-287. 2c4

Bootstrapping - en strategi för att förbättra förmågan till bättre förmåga : kunskapshantering i en komplex och tidspressad verklighet.
Bengt Göran Wennersten, Teldok'84 Rapport, Tryckeri: Hj Brolina Offset AB, Stockholm, Sweden. 1993. "A strategy to improve the ability for better ability: knowledge management in a complex and time-pressured reality."2c3

Perspectives on the Computer Revolution,
Zenon W. Pylyshyn & Liam J. Bannon [Editors], Ablex Publishing Corporation, 1989, pp. 301-306, Chapter 15: "The Pioneering Work of Douglas C Engelbart," by Liam J. Bannon 1987 2c2

Portraits of Success: Impressions of Silicon Valley Pioneers.
Carolyn Caddes, Tioga Publishing Company, 1986. Pages 66-67. 2c1


Featuring Doug with select others 2d

"Human-Computer Interaction." Alan Dix, Janet Finlay, Gregory D. Abowd, Russell Beale, Pearson Education Limited, Third Edition 2004, pp. 72, 167-169, 176.2d18

"Cyber_Reader," 43 Contributors, Phaidon Press, Inc., 2002, pp. 60-65. 2d17

"How The Web Was Born: The Story of the World Wide Web." James Gillies & Robert Cailliau, Oxford University Press, 2000, pp. 91, 98-100, 104, 118, 130, 195, 203, 232.2d16

"The Dream Machine: J.C.R. Licklider and the Revolution That Made Computing Personal," M. Mitchell Waldrop. Penguin Books, 2002, pp. 5, 210-217, 241-243, 255, 261, 273, 278, 285, 287-294, 342, 358, 360, 364, 406,, 465, 470.2d15

"Virtual Teams - 2nd Edition," Jessica Lipnack & Jeffrey Stamps, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2000, pp. 17-18, 257-258.2d14

"Fire in the valley - The Making of the Personal Computer," (Second Edition) Paul Freiberger and Michael Swaine, McGraw-Hill Publishers, Inc., 2000, pp. 207, 209-210, 303-306,408-409, 437-440, 446.2d13

"Engineering Tomorrow," Trudy E. Bell and Dave Dooling, IEEE Press, 2000, pp. 82-84.2d12

"Weaving the Web," Tim Berners-Lee with Mark Fischetti, Harper Collins Publishers, Inc., 1999, pp. 6, 50.2d11

"Computer Media and Communication,"Edited by Paul A. Mayer, Oxford University Press, 1999, Chapter 4.2d10

"Interface Culture," Steven Johnson, Harper Collins Publishers, 1997, pp. 11, 13-14, 16, 20-22, 24, 26, 38,44, 46, 47, 82, 90, 169, 225.2d9

"Wizards and Their Wonders,"Christopher Morgan/Louis Fabian Bachrach, ACM Press, 1997, pp. 76-77.2d8

"Organizing Genius," Warren Bennis/Patricia Ward Biederman, Addison-Wesley Publishing, 1997, pp.64-65, 67, 171.2d7

"Where Wizards Stay Up Late," Katie Hafner & Matthew Lyon, Simon & Schuster, 1996, pp. 72, 78, 203,263.2d6

"Computer Currents - Navigating Tomorrow's Technology," George Beekman, The Benjamin/Cummings Publishing Company, Inc., 1994, pp. 154-155.2d5

"The Virtual Community," Howard Rheingold, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1993, pp. 52, 65-66, 70, 72-73, 113-114.2d4

"Virtual Reality." Howard Rheingold, Simon & Schuster, 1991, pp. 72-75, 81-88, 98, 101, 105, 133, 180,241-246.2d3

"Portraits of Success, Impressions of Silicon Valley Pioneers," Carolyn Caddes, Tioga Publishing Company, 1986, pp. 66-67.2d2

"En Route to Compatible Computing", Input/Output, Time-Life Books, Inc., 1986.2d1


Mentioning Doug 2e

"Information Systems - A Business Approach," Steve Benson & Craig Standing, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd., 2002, p. 61.2c14

"Information Systems - A Business Approach," Steve Benson & Craig Standing, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd Edition, 2004/2005, p. 67.2c13

"Database Backed Web Sites: The Thinking Person's Guide to Web Publishing," Philip Greenspun, Ziff-Davis Press, 1997, p. 334.2c12

"Working With Objects, The OO ran Software Engineering Method," Trygve Reenskaug, P. Wold & O. A. Lehne, Manning Publications Company, 1996, Dedicated to Doug Engelbart, p. 285.2c11

"Managing the Evolving Corporation," Langdon Morris, Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1995, pp. 123-124 & 130.2c10

"Being Digital," Prof. Nicholas Negroponte, Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., 1995, pp. 69, 130-131.2c9

"Upsizing The Individual In The Downsized Organization," Robert Johansen & Rob Swigart, Addison-Wesley Publishing Company, 1994, p. 165.2c8

"Econoquake!, How to Survive & Prosper in The Coming Global Depression," Barry Howard Minkin, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1993, pp. 88 and 239.2c7

"Shared Minds, The New Technologies of Collaboration," Michael Schrage, Random House, Inc., 1990, p. 97.2c6

"Information Systems Management In Practice," Barbara McNurlin & Ralph Sprague, Prentice Hall, 2nd Edition, 1989, pp. 208, 378-380.2c5

"Mapping Hypertext," Robert E. Horn, The Lexington Institute, 1989, pp. 6, 254-257.2c4

"Groupware," Robert Johansen, The Free Press, 1988, pp. 2-5, 39.2c3

"Fumbling The Future, How Xerox invented, then ignored the first personal computer," Douglas K. Smith & Robert C. Alexander, William Morrow & Company, 1988, pp. 87-88, 107-109 & 169.2c2

"Office Automation, A User-Driven Method," Don Tapscott, Plenum Press, 1982, pp. 1, 18-19, 41, 70 & 90.2c1


Unauthorized Works 3

"Engelbart Hypothesis," Eileen Clegg & Valerie Landau, 2009, is an unauthorized work [details]. Formerly printed in a limited edition as "Evolving Collective Intelligence". 3a