At age of 88 years died one of “fathers” of Internet and inventor of computer mouse





Carl Douglas Engelbart, a scientist, a visionary whose vision of unprecedented technological capacity of the human intellect has become a stronghold for many inventions, one of which was the world’s first computer mouse – the device that was to become the basic tool for any modern PC – died Tuesday, his home in Atherton, California. He was 88 years old, writes The New York Times.

If we describe the man of a single phrase, it can be termed as one of the outstanding representatives of the Information Age. He often dreamed of seeing myself sitting in front of a large computer screen filled with various symbols, which displays would all organized and structured information about the ongoing project …


In December 1968, he stirred up the computer world and thousands of computer scientists amazing demonstration at Fall Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco, showing how organized into a network of interactive computer system allows you to quickly share information among the scientific community. He showed how a computer mouse, which he invented four years earlier, will allow the most convenient to operate a computer. Here he showed the ability to edit the printing, the ability to video conference in the future, working with hypertext and window modes, and more.
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