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  1. Douglas Carl Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer.

  2. Jan 26, 2023 · Douglas Engelbart, (born January 30, 1925, Portland, Oregon, U.S.—died July 2, 2013, Atherton, California), American inventor whose work beginning in the 1950s led to his patent for the computer mouse, the development of the basic graphical user interface (GUI), and groupware.

  3. On December 8, 1968, Douglas Engelbart sat in front of a crowd of 1,000 in San Francisco, ready to introduce networked computing to the world. Engelbart was no Steve Jobs. He was a shy engineer ...

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  4. Douglas Engelbart: Computer visionary Few inventors have had as much impact on modern computing as Douglas Engelbart (M.S.’53, Ph.D.’55 EECS). Engelbart had long aimed to make the world a better place, and early on in his career, he identified computers as a key tool for solving complex problems.

  5. Doug Engelbart invented the computer mouse in the early 1960s in his research lab at Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International). The first prototype – a one-button mouse in a wooden shell on wheels – was built in 1964 to test the concept. The first mouse now on exhibit at the Smithsonian! Click here for details.

  6. Explore Doug's many pio­neer­ing firsts, from the 'Mother of All Demos' to the Mouse and more, all show­cased at the Engel­bart Archive online exhi­bits, with his­tor­ic foot­age, photos, and fun facts galore. Don't miss his epic design strat­egy, 1969 SEQUEL to the Demo, or his 1962 mani­festo Augment­ing Human Intel­lect which turns 60 this year!

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