Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope
Name: Douglas Carl Engelbart
Born: January 30, 1925, in Portland, Oregon, USA
Death: July 2, 2013 (Age: 88)
- Invented the computer mouse.
- Talked about and demonstrated the concepts of hypertext on NLS in The Mother of All Demos on December 9, 1968.
- Helped with the development of a GUI while at Xerox PARC.
- 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."