Re: [unrev-II] Request for reference document(s)

From: Doug Engelbart - Bootstrap Institute (
Date: Thu Feb 17 2000 - 01:00:00 PST

From: Doug Engelbart - Bootstrap Institute <>

Appreciate your interest, Henry. Session-4 slides 16-19 pretty much came out
of the '62 report cited below. German history-of-technology crew transcribed
it into HTML (with a few mistakes) -- Stanford's history people copied it from
Germany onto their own site.

   "Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework," '62 AFOSR Report --
   transcribed by students of Michael Friedewald, Germany, in Sept 97::

Slides 20,21,23 prettty well explicated in:

   "Authorship Provisions in AUGMENT," Douglas C. Engelbart, COMPCON '84
   Digest, Proceedings of the COMPCON Conference, San Francisco, CA, February
   27 - March 1, 1984, pp. 465-472. <>

   And also in "Collaboration Support Provisions in AUGMENT," Douglas C.
   Engelbart, OAC '84 Digest, Proceedings of the 1984 AFIPS Office Automation
   Conference, Los Angeles, CA, February 20-22, pp. 51-58.

Slide 22 is a sketch of the architecture evolved in the NLS/AUGMENT system;
very heavily influenced by Jeff Rulifson in the late 60's. Hitherto, the
hierarchy, linkage, and other file-object properties had been embedded by
equivalent of markup-tags. This depicted file architecture was very much more
efficient of the then-very-scarce RAM, and enabled flexible evolution of
properties and operational functions for the next two decades.

Regards, Doug

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