Celebrating the 35th anniversary of Doug's 1962 Framework

November 12, 1997
"Augmenting Human Intellect"
Doug Engelbart and his original management team co-presented at a special event marking the 35th anniversary of his seminal 1962 Conceptual Framework, which drove his life's work. Speaking here on operationalizing the vision and key strategies - past and future - are Jeff Rulifson, Bill English, Charles Irby, and Doug Engelbart. Preliminary remarks by series co-organizer Peter Nurske.

This event, co-sponsored by the Computer Musem, was one of a series sponsored by Bay Area Computer History Perspecitve and Sun Microsystems, was held November 12, 1997, at SRI International, where they conducted of their pioneering work.

See event summary by the Computer History Museum, as well as their original posting of event sessions.

Experience the Sessions 2

Watch speeches from "Augmenting Human Intellect - 35 Years Later":

Introductory Slides | Preliminary Remarks. Event organizer Peter Nurske unfolds the story of this event series and the interesting speakers to date as a lead-in to tonight's event.

Session 1: Jeff Rulifson 
Jeff joined Doug in 1966 as lead software architect.
Introductions | Key Accomplishments | Bootstrapping Simplified

Session 2: Bill English
Bill joined Doug in 1964 as lead hardware engineer.
Preliminaries | Evolution of the Hardware: Early Experiments with Pointing Devices | Multiple Display Workstations (1967) | How We Produced the Demo (FJCC'68)

Session 3: Charles Irby
Impressed by the 1968 demo, Charles immediately joined the group.
About the Demo | Demo Highlights | Doug's Contributions & Objective | Human/Tool Paradigm | Computing Paradigm | Context | Contributions by ARC | Work at Xerox PARC | World Wide Web | Impact

Session 4: Doug Engelbart
Doug published his landmark Framework in 1962, applied that design strategy to the research process, grew the team, and by 1968 they were living the future of modern computing. The single biggest limiting factor? Clashing paradigms. Follow along with Doug's slides.
Limiting Paradigms | Framework Overview | Objective | Capability Infrastructure | Augmentation | Co-Evolution Frontier | Pilot Outposts | Collective IQ | OHS | Deployment Strategy  NICs | BONUS: Dimensional Scaling | Augmenting not Automating | Importance of Paradigms

Related Press 4

Computer Pioneer Works to Raise the 'Collective I.Q.' of Organizations
New York Times, October 7, 1996

Improving Your Organization's IQ
Leader to Leader Magazine / Drucker Foundation, September 1996

Mouse inventor wins $500K Lemelson prize
MIT News, April 9, 1997 - see Engelbart Awards for details

Engelbart awarded the 1997 Turing Award
"For an inspiring vision of the future..." - see Engelbart Awards for details

Douglas Carl Engelbart: Developing the Underlying Concepts for Contemporary Computing
IEEE Annals, 1997

Doug Engelbart: The Unfinished Revolution
Government Technology Magazine: Special Issue "Visions: technology and government for the new millennium." August 1999

Final Report Sloan Project MouseSite
Stanford University, April 9, 1997

The Mouse Turns 30
CBS News with Dan Rather. December 10, 1998.

Computer Pioneer Is Given a 30th Anniversary Celebration
NY Times, December 9, 1998

Logitech Celebrates 30th Anniversary of the Mouse,
Salutes Doug Engelbart's "Unfinished Revolution"

Business Wire. December 7, 1998.

Upgrading the Human OS
Steve Silberman, Wired News. December 10, 1998. [News Archive]

Event Series
Engelbart Historic Events | Doug's 1968 Demo |
30th Anniversary | 40th Anniversary | 45th Anniversary | 50th Anniversary

Guest of Honor 5

Doug's 1962 research report that launched it all

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Fieldguide to 'Augmenting Human Intellect'
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