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Archive for July 6th, 2013

RIP: Douglas Engelbart (1925-2013) (via: twitter/jpluimers & explain xkcd)

Posted by jpluimers on 2013/07/06

Earlier this week, I already tweeted that Douglas Engelbart passed away:

RIP Doug Engelbart. Inventor of many computer things we now take for granted: Mouse, GUI, hypertext, etc. http://gigaom.com/2013/07/03/doug-engelbart-american-inventor-computing-legend-passes-away/ …

XKCD published a comic – numbered 1234: coincidence? – about it that includes some a bit of pun about the importance of inventions (see 1234: Douglas Engelbart (1925-2013) – explain xkcd).

The first slide refers to the Mother of all Demos (coined in 1994, the original was just called The Demo, and you can view it here).

The others make a bit of pun, on what part of his inventions were used for.

All in all, an important figure that has inspired many people and events passed away. Read the rest of this entry »

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