12/9/68: The Mother of All Demos

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  1. Streck

    Streck <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">QED</B></FONT> Veteran

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    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8734787622017763097

    It's over an hour long, so here is a little annotation.

    Anyone with even a passing interest in computer history owes it to themselves to watch this.

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  2. Jux

    Jux Please, call me Steve. Veteran

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    I'm not far from bed, so I just skipped around ... but it looks amazing. Really revolutionary stuff. The hyperlinking is awesome to watch, knowing what impact it has had.

    My favorite so far: "I don't know why we call it a mouse ... it started that way and we never did change it."
     
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    At around the 55-minute mark they get really insane with collaborative tools that we take entirely for granted today, and a little later Dr. Engelbart goes into the ARPA project.

    "I hope to be able to transmit across the country with bandwidth of something like 20 kilobits per second, delay times of less than a tenth of a second, which would be enough so that I could be running a system in Cambridge over the network, and getting the same kind of response over a CRT."

    Indeed, sir.
     

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