The 1969 Demo - Interactive

Experience yet another "Mother of All Demos" presented by Doug Engelbart and team
at the ASIS Conference, October 1st, 1969. CLICK on any frame or section.


Preface (Silent)
Title slides and production notes.
Some views of our lab (Silent)
Video camera briefly pans the lab.
Welcoming remarks
Doug opens with a few words about this demo.
Description of presentation setup
Doug shows a rough schematic of the computer and workstation configuration supporting this demo.
Who and what we are
The Augmented Human Intellect Research Center (AHIRC) at Stanford Research Institute (SRI) | multiple sponsors | special lab facilities | a long-term goal-oriented program


ASIS, System Development, and AHIRC
We are developing a system for augmenting system developers; we are both developers and end-users of this augmentation system
Our System-Development Augmentation System
Composed of: Hardware | System-Programmer Software | General-User Subsystems | Concepts | Conventions | Methods | Support System.
Control Devices
Providing a powerful vehicle for flying thru information space, at any point change our views or manipulate info on the fly, using: Mouse and bug | Keyboard | Keyset
Collaboration Techniques
Dave Evans beams in from the lab to share screens and demonstrate basic features.


DAE: Basic Description of NLS
Dave Evans demonstrates the basics. [end Reel 1]
Dave Evans continues on Reel 2 | Doug emphasizes we are showing our actual working environment, how it augments us
Information-Space Vehicle
NLS as an Instrument and Vehicle for helping humans to operate within a domain of complex information structures
Information-System Functional Support
Here's a SYSTEM, with customers to provide input, end users, a team to develop it; we emphasize the Sys Dev aspect, to develop any System, esp Info Systems, for Sys Dev
Special Tools Within NLS
Viewspec | Jump | using name or number | Freeze | Keyword | Content Analyzer


WHP: System Development
Bill Paxton demonstrates how we can use the system for system development.
MSC: System Operation
Mary Church demonstrates using the system as an information center [end Reel #2]
Mary Church continues on Reel #3
JCN: System Management
Jim Norton demonstrates its use for administrative and program management.


Guest List
Doug demonstrates what we can do with this event's guest list (entered by staff while he was busy presenting above)
Describes ARPA's forthcoming ARPANET coming online next year (Note: Doug's lab will test the first transmissions later this month with Kleinrock's lab at UCLA)
NIC: Network Information Center
Provisions for a Network Information Center they are developing for ARPANET users.
Hard-Copy Output
Doug shows the publish-quality output available.
DSS: Dialog Support System
Backlinks show who is pointing in | Journal system to capture, track | Enable a flexible fast-acting team, evolving our team work, changing roles, how we pool our knowledge and act on it, etc.


We've shown you a vehicle, the structuring of information and information space thru which that vehicle is equipped to carry us, the types of maneuvers we can use, and the sorts of trails;
and the applications that give us the ability to move around quickly, and to use modification and viewing tools to enable our system development work, our file development work, our management.
Doug thanks the sponsors and his entire team, beginning with our Co-Presenters | our master Stage Manager: Bill English | Video and Audio Control: Martin Hardy |
Tonight's Camera Operators | Technical Setup | Receptionists
Equipment Loaners: Loudspeaker | Extra Teletype Equipment Loaner | Eidophor Projector