Tuesday, December 10, 2013

'The Mother of All Demos' Is 45 Years Old, Doesn't Look a Day Over 25 - Megan Garber - The Atlantic

Check the full article for more details and a video excerpt; on a more recent augmented intelligence note, see Big Data’s Biggest Challenge? Convincing People NOT to Trust Their Judgment (HBR)
"It was also, in a very meaningful way, the start of the personal computing revolution. The talk was the culmination of that reading of Vannevar Bush Engelbart had done on that Philippine island in the aftermath of World War II: The Stanford team was demonstrating, essentially, a Memex brought to life. That hour-and-40-minutes was, in the end, one of the most impactful technological presentations to be delivered since Gutenberg got some people together for cocktails, crudités, and a show of how he'd hacked a wine press. It would go on to be dubbed "the mother of all demos.""
'The Mother of All Demos' Is 45 Years Old, Doesn't Look a Day Over 25 - Megan Garber - The Atlantic
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