Evidently all computing innovations that we thought were invented by young technoturks in the 1980s actually sprang to being, formed almost as fully as we use them today, back in the late 1960s. So we learned by watching Doug Engelbart’s 1968 Demo tonight at reboot. Mice, hypertext, outliners, keyword searching, regular expressions, it’s all there. If you ever have a chance to see it do: you will be amazed. I’ve attached a brief audio excerpt from tonight’s showing, captured on my iBook in the hall.
the a/v with doug engelbart was recorded and should be available on the reboot site in the near future….
You can find the original 90 minute demo, sliced into 35 RealVideo segments, at: