THE MouseSite Digital Archive contains a broad variety of materials documenting the development of human/computer interaction. The archive includes texts, images, video clips, bibliographies, and interviews with Douglas Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse. Explore how Doug Engelbart formed his vision of the computer as a communication tool for extending human capabilities rather than as a computational machine intended to automate aspects of knowledge work by browsing papers written between 1959 and 1969. Reflect on the difficulties Engelbart and his colleagues encountered in gaining acceptance for these ideas through interviews and retrospectives as well as through new materials being added to the MouseSite archive by particpants in those events beginning more than 30 years ago. Gain additional information on the topic by exploring relevant articles, book chapters, and extensive bibliographies in the MouseSite.
OF CONTENTS, a listing of all the materials from the
Engelbart Collection we have made available, offers a second
path to archival materials in the MouseSite. These materials
reflect our current view of the core documents relevant to understanding
the contributions of Doug Engelbart and his team at SRI to the
development of the mouse, hypertext linking, online display editing,
windowing, networked collaboration, and on-screen video teleconferencing.
The sample for this website focuses on the decade from 1959 to
1969. It contains papers, memoranda, think pieces, technical
reports, managerial information (i.e., project budgets, project
reports) and selected correspondence.
Video clips of the original 1968 Fall Joint Computer Conference
demo of the Augment Research Center
Secondary Literature: Articles
and book chapters on the development of human computer interaction.
This section includes articles referenced by Douglas Engelbart
as important for his conceptual work as well as studies on Engelbart's
coontribution to the topic.
* Interviews: Three interviews with Douglas Engelbart provide insights into the personal dimension of being a 'lonely long-distance thinker'
Gallery: Hundreds of images
of people, artifacts, and events.
A compilation of additional literature relevant to this website
* Related Websites: Other interesting websites related to the MouseSite