Douglas engelbart, the visionary electrical engineer who invented the computer mouse decades before the influx of personal computers into homes and a planimeter,” another wheel-based device used by engineers to measure irregular geometric areas, he recalled in a 1987 oral-history interview with. Douglas c engelbart was 25, just engaged to be married and thinking about his future when he had an epiphany in 1950 that would change the world he had a good job working at a government aerospace laboratory in california , but he wanted to do something more with his life, something of value that. I bought this book looking for a detailed history of douglas engelbart's work and bardini certainly delivers that actually too much detail the result is a very thorough and detailed history, but one that's not engaging to read and meanders into minutia as written, it's for only those deeply interested with the nls system history. Douglas c engelbart, a computer science visionary who was credited with inventing the mouse, the now-ubiquitous device that first allowed consumers to navigate virtual desktops with clicks and taps, died july 2 at his home in atherton, calif he was 88 the computer history museum in mountain view,. Douglas engelbart was the inventor of the mouse, the simple tool that dramatically changed the way in which humans interact with their computers since the engelbart was born in 1925 in portland, oregon, one of three children born to carl engelbart, a radio repairman, and his wife gladys he studied at. Engelbart was born in portland, oregon, on january 30, 1925, to carl louis engelbart and gladys charlotte amelia munson engelbart his ancestors were of german, swedish and norwegian descent he was the middle of three children, with a sister dorianne (three years older),. Douglas engelbart was born in portland, oregon, in 1925 and holds a bs in electrical engineering from oregon state university (1948) and an ms (1953) and phd (1955), also in electrical engineering, from uc berkeley after a stint as an assistant professor at berkeley, he left for the stanford research institute (sri) in.
Douglas engelbart, the man who invented the computer mouse and helped develop many of the basic computing technologies we now take for granted, has died he was 88 the news appears to have first been announced via a tweet from the computer history museum in mountain view, calif. Although such things as the graphical user interface and the mouse are largely taken for granted today, they might not be part of the computing environment without douglas engelbart and his quest to develop a computerized system to assist human intellectdouglas engelbart was born in 1925 in portland, ore. Douglas engelbart was born in 1925, in oregon, where he grew up on a small farm in 1942, he graduated high school and went to oregon state university to study electrical engineering his studies were interrupted by wwii he joined the navy and spent two years in the philippines as a radar technician while stationed. Douglas engelbart, an internet pioneer and developer of the early computer mouse, passed away early this morning at the age of 88 from the computer history museum: while at sri, engelbart's most important work began with his 1959 founding of the augmentation research center, where he.
Before douglas engelbart invented the mouse, computers received input through typed commands -- but that all changed once this handy pointer hit the scene learn more about the engelbart's when philo farnsworth was just 14 years old , he had an epiphany that changed his life -- and ours tune in and learn how this. Learn about douglas engelbart: his birthday, what he did before fame, his family life, fun trivia facts, popularity rankings, and more. Douglas c engelbart was a pioneer in the design of interactive computer environments best known for inventing the computer mouse in 1964 learn more about his life and career, at biographycom. Engelbart also suffered when thinking too far ahead, in that he had trouble communicating his ideas all through his life otherwise, his name would be as well-known as tim berners-lee, bill gates, or steve jobs read about douglas engelbart and his innovations at smithsonian magazine -via digg.
Engelbart died on tuesday night, according to an email sent from his daughter, christiana, to the computer history museum in california, where engelbart had been a fellow since 2005 ms engelbart did not state the cause of death but said her father had been in poor health recently and died peacefully in. Birth: january 30, 1925 in portland, oregon death: july 2, 2013 in atherton, california education: bs in electrical engineering, oregon state university ( 1948) ms in electrical engineering with a specialty in computers, university of california at berkeley (1953) phd in electrical engineering with a specialty in. (computer history museum / mark richards) by valerie landau smithsonian magazine | subscribe january 2018 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 with no. Douglas engelbart - nls, hypertext, mouse, gui, web history.
In 1997, englebart won the most lucrative award for american inventors, the $500,000 lemelson-mit prize three years later, president bill clinton bestowed engelbart with the national medal of technology for creating the foundations of personal computing douglas carl engelbart was born jan. Biography of douglas engelbart douglas carl engelbart was born on 30 january, 1925, in the us state of oregon to carl louis engelbart (german descent) and gladys charlotte amelia munson engelbart (norwegian and swedish descent) he was the middle of three children, with a sister dorianne (3 years older), and a.
Douglas engelbart, the thought leader and engineer who created, among many other things, the concept of the computer mouse, has passed away tuesday at the engelbart was born in portland, ore in 1925, and after serving in the navy in world war ii, he pursued an education in electrical engineering. Douglas engelbart, (born january 30, 1925, portland, oregon, us—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 engelbart won the 1997 am turing. Dr douglas c engelbart established an unparalleled track record in predicting, designing, and implementing the future of organizational computing his life's work, with his big-picture vision and persistent pioneering breakthroughs, has made a significant impact on the past, present, and future of personal, interpersonal.
Douglas engelbart invented the computer mouse lemelson-mit prize winner at what later became known as the mother of all demos, douglas engelbart in 1968 publicly born on a farmstead in oregon in 1925, engelbart earned his ms and phd in electrical engineering from the university of california, berkeley. Cbc - prairie giant - tommy douglas story - duration: 2:56:58 mario revel 3,367 views 2:56:58 ted nelson's eulogy for douglas engelbart - duration: 7: 26 computer history museum 9,013 views 7:26 who invented the computer mouse and its surprisingly long journey to your desk - duration:. Contact mike cassidy at 408-920-5536 follow him at twittercom/mikecassidy douglas engelbart born: jan 30, 1925, in portland, ore died: july 2, 2013, in atherton survivors: wife karen o'leary engelbart daughters gerda, diana and christina son norman services: the engelbart family has not. Douglas engelbart was born on january 25, 1925 in portland, oregon, usa as douglas carl engelbart he was married to karen o'leary and ballard fish.