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Documentary Night: Computer Pioneer – Douglas Engelbart

January 26 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Douglas Carl Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Internet_pioneers). He is best known for his work on founding the field of (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human%E2%80%93computer_interaction), particularly while at his (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augmentation_Research_Center) Lab in (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SRI_International), which resulted in creation of the (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_mouse), and the development of (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypertext), networked computers, and precursors to (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphical_user_interface). These were demonstrated at (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Mother_of_All_Demos) in 1968. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Engelbart%27s_law), the observation that the intrinsic rate of human performance is exponential, is named after him.
AFTER the documentary – we can have a brief discussion session. NOTE: You must supply your own soda pop and popcorn! πŸ™‚
Trivia may also follow, so bring your Jeopardy hats too
Agenda:
5:30 PM – Welcome and Introductions, Chapter business update; (on your own) Pizza, Popcorn and Soda Pop5:35 PM – Documentary6:40 PM – End of Documentary; Start of Q & A; Group Discussion7:00 PM – Wrap Up
ALL times are in EST/EDT (UTC-4 or UTC-5) depending upon local day light savings times in when effect
Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/396520