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Who Lost the Internet Wars?,
By Leslie Nguyen-Okwu for OZY, July 11, 2016
"Engelbart imagined an information system built on the backbones of collaboration and education, all meant to amplify the collective human mind. He wanted a computerized network of real-time, human-wide collaboration, with the open-source spirit of Wikipedia and the purposefulness of Change.org"

Why Modern Computing Owes Everything To Douglas Engelbart,
By "Penguin" Pete Trbovich for BeMyApp, June 17, 2016
"So why say he was doomed to obscurity? Because the system he envisioned to bring peace and understanding across the world was used to download cat videos and post status updates on Facebook. The inventions and innovations he freely gave away became gang turf for every computer company to sue every other computer company. His contributions were buried behind a wall of Bill Gates and Steve Jobs"

Doug Engelbart's Vision Transcends Mouse Invention,
By Reid Creager for Inventors Digest, June 2016, pp.10-13
"Mouse Inventor Had a Larger Vision - Doug Engelbart's Vision and Impact Transcended His Computer Mouse". Excerpt from the Editor's Note: "One of recent history's most acclaimed innovators and the subject of this month's Time Tested feature, [Doug] Engelbart wrote a groundbreaking paper in 1962 that outlined society's need for augmenting human intellect to keep up with technology. His daughter, Christina Engelbart, provided us unique context for those contributions--as well as warm personal memories of a man who personifies Father's Day."
[ read Full Article | Editor's Note | Inventors Digest - June 2016 ]

Mit Engelbarts Maus machten andere Mäuse,
by Martin Burckhardt for the Frankfurter Allgemeine Feuilleton, June 21, 2016
"Unter den Computerweltschöpfern war er der innovativste: Douglas C. Engelbart hatte in den sechziger Jahren bereits alle Ideen, die die heutige Datenverarbeitung prägen."                                                                                        

Innovative Companies Get Their Best Ideas from Academic Research — Here's How They Do It,
by Greg Satell for the Harvard Business Review, April 19, 2016
"Since World War II, the U.S. has been an innovation superpower. [...] To account for its success, many point to America's entrepreneurial culture, its tolerance for failure and its unique ecosystem of venture funding. Those factors do play important roles, but the most important thing driving America's success has been its unparalleled scientific leadership."

The best demo anyone's ever done, or will ever do,
by Harry McCracken, for Fast Company, April 16, 2016
"At Facebook's F8 conference, head of product Chris Cox warmed my heart by talking at length about the "mother of all demos," the astonishing presentation which Douglas Engelbart gave at a San Franciso computing conference in 1968. Engelbart, best known today as the inventor of the mouse, showed his pointing device; a graphical user interface with windows; word processing; video conferencing; and other technologies which were mind-bending in the 1960s and which only became mainstream in the 1980s and beyond."

Engelbart on Improving Improvement,
by James Spohrer for Service Science, April 8, 2016
"Doug Engelbart is most well-known for the invention of the mouse, and being an internet pioneer (the first leg of the internet connected to his lab in California). However, for those who know his work, these contributions are not the most significant. Doug's vision for improving improvement to better tackle complex, urgent problems is to many his most significant contribution."

These unknowns created the world's most important technologies,
by Michael Kaplan for the New York Post, April 1, 2016
"If Doug Engelbart did not invent the Internet, he was there for its inception. According to ITworld, he received the first transmission on Web predecessor ARPANET. More critically, he invented the mouse that we all use to navigate the screens of our computers — genius move."

Revealing the Future: Douglas Engelbart,
by Clive Gifford, for LG-CNS, Mar 9, 2016
"he had a vision whilst driving to work one day, ruminating on how complex problems increasingly needed large teams of people to work together, sharing and swapping information to solve them [...] A sudden visual image of a giant CRT screen covered in various symbols and pieces of information [...] Users could move round this information space to form and organise ideas and solutions with great flexibility and speed, and with users linked, the information spaces could be potentially merged or transferred between users. As Engelbart recalled in an interview with Wired magazine in 2004: "All of a sudden – wham…Everybody could share knowledge. The vision unfolded rapidly, in about a half hour, and suddenly the potential of interactive, collaborative computing became totally clear"

Creative AI: On the Democratisation & Escalation of Creativity,
by Samim Winiger & Roelof Pieters, March 7, 2016
"Engelbart did not only provide a vision of interacting with a computer system, but he had a guiding philosophy. He believed that computers can be used to create an extension for the ways we do thinking, representation and association in our minds... not just to automate processes but to multiply the power of people and collaborators by creating systems that augment our intellect, humanity and creativity. His goal was to raise the human potential."

'Machines of Loving Grace,' by John Markoff,
Ecco/HarperCollins Publishers © 2015.
New book by Markoff juxtaposing artificial intelligence, which seeks to automate human thinking, and intelligence augmentation, which seeks to enhance human thinking. Doug Engelbart, who coined the phrase "Augmenting the Human Intellect" in 1962 and pioneered the field, is mentioned throughout.
    See also the Washington Post Opinion piece Who ultimately will have the upper hand: machines or humans?, Jan8, 2016

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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.