Douglas Engelbart

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Douglas EngelbartName: Douglas Carl Engelbart

Born: January 30, 1925 in Portland, Oregon, USA

Death: July 2, 2013 (Age: 88)

Computer related contributions


  • Bootstrapping: Douglas Engelbart, Co-evolution, and the Origins of Personal Computing.

Honors and awards

  • National Medal of Technology
  • Lemelson-MIT Prize
  • Turing Award
  • Lovelace Medal
  • Norbert Wiener Award for Social and Professional Responsibility
  • Fellow Award
  • Computer History Museum

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"The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing."