Happy 40th, Mother of All Demos

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Today is the 40th anniversary of "The Mother of All Demos", Douglas Engelbart's famous talk at the Fall Joint Computer Conference in which he showed off the first computer mouse, interactive text on monitors, video conferencing, teleconferencing, email, collaboratively edited documents, windowed GUI systems, and hypertext. Engelbart put the gleam of the internet in everyone's eye four decades ago today.

Dr. Engelbart is still alive and kicking. Here he is in a picture taken by Alex Handy of the SD Times blog, staring at the entire internet in bemused recognition and saying "Hey, didn't I fuck your mother?"

Wild Dr. Engelbart Caught on Tape [SDTimesBlog.blogspot.com] (Thanks, VonGuard!)

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