Wednesday, August 10, 2005

ACM: Ubiquity - What the Dormouse Said: An Interview with John Markoff

ACM: Ubiquity - What the Dormouse Said: An Interview with John Markoff: "UBIQUITY: When he looks back over the last four or five decades, does Doug Engelbart's predominant mood seem to be one of pride, or disappointment, or what?
MARKOFF: Engelbart is a very forlorn figure some of the time because he feels that the world cherry-picked his best ideas and mainly ignored his larger vision of using the technology to augment groups that could then build the technology more effectively. I think that Doug is being too hard on himself; I think he should just claim credit and be at peace with himself. But that's just not part of his personality."

(Read the full interview; also read the book...)
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