Updated: 08/31/2020 by Computer Hope
Name: William "Bill" K. English
Born: January 27, 1929 in Lexington, Kentucky, USA
Death: July 26, 2020 (Age: 91)
- American computer engineer who is known for his work in the development of the first computer mouse.
- First person to join Douglas Engelbart's lab, the Augmentation Research Center (1964).
- Key participant in The Mother of All Demos in 1964 that demonstrated the mouse and other technologies developed as part of the NLS (oN-Line System).
- Developed a process to connect a terminal in the San Francisco Civic Auditorium to a host computer at SRI and transmit audio and video.
- Managed the Office Systems Research Group at Xerox PARC (1971).
- Developed a ball mouse while working at PARC.
Honors and awards
- SRI International Alumni Hall of Fame Award (2006).