A biography of douglas engelbart

For example, the computer would generate an object in a random position on the screen, and a cursor somewhere else.

ダグラス・エンゲルバート

I love my Mac, and it has no military background that I am aware of. Electronics and related computer development, and the invention of the transistor were all independent of military intent.

The mouse had a plastic casing on a metal base plate. Later on, the group was joined by Jeff Rulifson, who made a big difference in the quality of the software involved. The mouse was built for Metaphor by Logitech and used infra-red IR signals to transmit mouse data to the computer.

Tymshare took over NLS and the lab that Engelbart had founded, hired most of the lab's staff including its creator as a Senior Scientistrenamed the software Augment, and offered it as a commercial service via its new Office Automation Division.

He thus set himself to the revolutionary task of developing computer-based technologies for manipulating information directly, and also to improve individual and group processes for knowledge-work.

He and his team developed computer interface elements such as bitmapped screens, the mouse, hypertextcollaborative tools, and precursors to the graphical user interface. His ancestors were of GermanSwedish and Norwegian descent. The mouse was just a tiny piece of a much larger project, started inaimed at augmenting human intellect see a paper for the project.

In his off hours he enjoyed hiking, camping, and folk dancing. Stop saying computer development was military in origin The conflict was both technical and ideological: Only 2, softcover copies were printed, and hardcover, numbered and signed by Engelbart and Tim Berners-Lee.

Douglas Engelbart

There, he received an M. Cringely did an hour-long interview with Engelbart on December 9, in his NerdTV video podcast series. Engelbart later revealed that it was nicknamed the "mouse" because the tail came out the end. He worked for Hewitt Crane on magnetic devices and miniaturization of electronics; Engelbart and Crane became close friends.

Sergey Brin

A subsequent model had three buttons, and Engelbart would have provided more if there had been room for more than the three microswitches to which the buttons were connected.

His ancestors were of GermanSwedish and Norwegian descent. His interest inside of McDonnell Douglas was focused on the enormous knowledge management and IT requirements involved in the life cycle of an aerospace program, which served to strengthen Engelbart's resolve to motivate the information technology arena toward global interoperability and an open hyperdocument system.

This was accomplished by replacing IR with radio frequency RF communications. The conflict was both technical and ideological: In tests, it outperformed the mouse by a small margin.

They timed how long it took the users to move the cursor to the object. The first production workstation and mouse source www.

Although the casing was originally designed for the cord to be attached to the wrist side of the device, it is seen here with the cord coming out from the other end.

He envisioned intellectual workers sitting at display "working stations", flying through information space, harnessing their collective intellectual capacity to solve important problems together in much more powerful ways.

His interest inside of McDonnell Douglas was focused on the enormous knowledge management and IT requirements involved in the life cycle of an aerospace program, which served to strengthen Engelbart's resolve to motivate the information technology arena toward global interoperability and an open hyperdocument system.

Patent 3,which he had developed with Bill Englishhis lead engineer, sometime before As early asseveral of his researchers became alienated from him and left his organization for Xerox PARCin part due to frustration, and in part due to differing views of the future of computing.

Soon after, Engelbart left Ames to pursue graduate studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Harnessing collective intellect, facilitated by interactive computers, became his life's mission at a time when computers were viewed as number crunching tools.

Sergey Brin

For example, the computer would generate an object in a random position on the screen, and a cursor somewhere else. The family lived in Portland, Oregon, in his early years, and moved to the surrounding countryside along Johnson Creek when he was 8.

After Engelbart got the idea, he hired Bill English see the lower photowho had been working in another lab at SRI, to make the hardware design. He thus set himself to the revolutionary task of developing computer-based technologies for manipulating information directly, and also to improve individual and group processes for knowledge-work.

Hence, cordless mice did not get traction until this problem was solved.

Sergey Brin

Two comprehensive histories of Engelbart's laboratory and work are in What the Dormouse Said: There, he received an M. A subsequent model had three buttons, and Engelbart would have provided more if there had been room for more than the three microswitches to which the buttons were connected.

Although the invasion of Iraq and subsequent recession spawned a rash of belt-tightening reorganizations which drastically redirected the efforts of their alliance partners, they continued with the management seminars, consulting, and small-scale collaborations.Gene Amdahl.

Fellow Award Honoree. For his fundamental work in computer architecture and design, project management, and leadership.

company, founded in by Sergey Brin and Larry Page that is a subsidiary of the holding company Alphabet Inc. More than 70 percent of worldwide online search requests are handled by Google, placing it at the heart of most Internet users’ experience.

If you are a teacher searching for educational material, please visit PBS LearningMedia for a wide range of free digital resources spanning preschool through 12th grade. This is a searchable directory about the history of computers, computing and a timeline of the history of computers and early calculating machines has been included.

Our timeline includes developments in the 's and their impact on computing.

Hall of Fellows

Inventions. Get inspired with profiles and biographies of famous inventors and their inventions. Then, become an inventor yourself with our resources for transforming your ideas into consumer products.

Inventions. Get inspired with profiles and biographies of famous inventors and their inventions. Then, become an inventor yourself with our resources for transforming your ideas into consumer products.

Download
A biography of douglas engelbart
Rated 0/5 based on 17 review