Computer mouse inventor is deceased




Computer mouse inventor is deceased

Submitter: Chris Travertine

Computer scientist Douglas Engelbart is deceased at the age of 88. Engelbart was a major concern at the cradle of the computer, but his influence reached beyond that: his ideas about hypertext have influenced the development of the Internet.

Douglas Engelbart The 88-year-old computer scientist, that the general public is little known but is known as one of the first people who realized the potential of computers, is deceased last Tuesday. That the wife of Engelbart attached to the American newspaper The New York Times.

Engelbart was a major concern at the cradle of the computer. Already in 1964 Engelbart developed the concept of the computer, when he was as an assistant at the Stanford Research Institute to find an easy way to move a cursor on the screen.

The first prototypes of the mouse were very simple and made of wood, and it would take another two decades until the mouse was a commercial success. Although Engelbart in early versions of the mouse had built three buttons and even thought a mouse with ten buttons would be even more useful contained the first commercially successful Apple one-button mouse. Where the name “mouse” comes from is not exactly say, but it is certain that Engelbart has not figured out that name and that name would have been. Dissatisfactory even Engelbart never received royalties for his invention.

The invention of the mouse can be traced back Engelbart, back straight but the ideas of the American scientist have indirectly led to other inventions. As envisioned Engelbart and his research team a system to exchange information via hypertext, as a sort of electronic library information. That idea worked Engelbart itself in the form of the so-called oNLine System, which enables scientists to exchange information. It also oNLine System was a reason for the development of ARPAnet, the forerunner of today’s Internet.

The research team Engelbart did further engaged in the development of bitmaps, which images could be displayed on computer screens, hypertext and precursors to the graphical interface. For his inventions and ideas Engelbart received numerous awards, including the National Medal of Technology, the highest award in the United States in technology.

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