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Mother of Invention,
By Kristen Gallerneaux for WHY Magazine, January 31, 2017
How a hacked Eames Shell Chair, the world's first mousepad, and a one-off keyboard console set the stage for the personal computer revolution. "In the lead-up to the Mother of All Demos, Engelbart recognized Herman Miller's work as complementary to his own goal to facilitate, as he explained it, "better solutions, faster solutions, solutions to more complex problems, better use of human capabilities." When Engelbart called Herman Miller to help design both a new office at SRI and the furniture for the demo, Kelley was a natural partner."
As tweeted by IDEO. See also: Video animation to accompany article

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In One 1968 Presentation, This Inventor Shaped Modern Computing,
By Kat Eschner for Smitsonian Magazine, January 30, 2017
Douglas Engelbart's career was about seeing the possibilities of what computing could do for humanity
As tweeted by Smithsonian Magazine.

Forget Steve Jobs, this was the best presentation of all time,
By TJ Donegan for Reviewed.com (part of USA Today Network), January 13, 2017
Steve Jobs' iPhone debut is beloved, but this presentation blows it away. "The presentation was given by Douglas Engelbart of Stanford's Research Institute International at the Fall Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco. During the tech demo, Engelbart showed off his team's oN-Line System (also known as the NLS) and its many capabilities [...] Most of these features simply didn't exist in 1968, and here was a guy showing them all off in a single, working system. [...] It came out of nowhere. In a world where most computers were still being programmed with punch cards, this was the lunatic fringe crashing the party about three decades early."

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The Sliding Doors of the Digital Age,
By Torkel Mellingen for CISCO, January 11, 2017
In 1968 Alan Kay attended an event in San Francisco that later become known as "The Mother of All Demos. "The computer professionals in the audience were blown away. Most key innovations that followed with the digital revolution trace back to Engelbart's NLS [demo]. 'It was one of the greatest experiences in my life,' Kay later recalled. [...] Engelbart's vision for the future was highly collaborative and clearly stated: He intended to boost collective intelligence by augmenting human intellect. Engelbart envisioned people working together in shared intellectual space to collectively solve urgent global problems in a symbiosis between computers and humans.
As tweeted by Cisco Collaboration

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Here's How To Master The ABCs Of Innovation,
By By Chunka Mui for Forbes, Jan 10, 2017
Fortune 500 CEOs cited dealing with the rapid pace of technological change as their "single biggest challenge." Another global survey [...] identified the speed of disruptive innovation as one of the highest risks facing their organizations. [...] Yet, the intense attention on innovation often misses a key element. [While] many companies are paying attention to immediate challenges and opportunities, [...] too few are being innovative in how they innovate. [...] Douglas Engelbart, the noted engineer and inventor, captured the critical difference when he wrote "the key to the long-term viability of an organization is to get better "and better at improving itself." To understand why, take a look at Englebart's framework for the "ABCs of Organizational Improvement."
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"If the name Douglas C. Engelbart ever comes up on TV's Jeopardy game show, the question doubtless will have been: "Who invented the computer mouse?" In fact, that's hardly Engelbart's only claim. [...]

Ask Engelbart, and he says his life's work is about an even more audacious goal: trying to figure out ways to help the human race solve its increasingly complex problems..."

– Source: A man, a mouse, a mission. By Peter Burrows, Business Week, November 2, 2004.