Updated: 12/01/2019 by Computer Hope
Name: Douglas Carl Engelbart
Born: January 30, 1925, in Portland, Oregon, USA
Death: July 2, 2013 (Age: 88)
- Engineer at Xerox PARC, where he invented the computer mouse.
- In The Mother of All Demos on December 9, 1968, Engelbart introduced several devices and computing concepts that are now considered fundamental to the modern computer. These include a mouse-controlled GUI, videoconferencing, and hypertext. His demonstration was exhibited using a computer system of his own design, called the NLS ("oNLine System").
- Bootstrapping: Douglas Engelbart, Co-evolution, and the Origins of Personal Computing (2000).
Honors and awards
- Yuri Rubinsky Memorial Award (1995).
- Lemelson-MIT Prize (1997).
- Turing Award (1998).
- IEEE John von Neumann Medal (1999).
- National Medal of Technology and Innovation (2000).
- BCS (British Computer Society) Lovelace Medal (2001).
- Norbert Wiener Award for Social and Professional Responsibility (2005).
Related computer pioneers
- Ada Lovelace
- John Von Neumann
- Alan Turing
- Norbert Weiner
- Alan Kay
- Butler Lampson
- Charles Thacker
- Robert Metcalfe
- Stewart Brand
- William English
"The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing."