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Douglas Engelbart, best known as the inventor of the computer mouse, has died at age 88. During his lifetime, Engelbart made numerous groundbreaking contributions to the computing industry, paving the way for videoconferencing, hyperlinks, text editing, and other technologies we use daily. The Computer History Museum was first to report the news via Twitter, and Stanford Research Institute has since confirmed Engelbart's passing to The Verge. Perhaps the pioneer's most well-known moment came on December 19th, 1968, when he demonstrated the "mouse"

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SAN FRANCISCO

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Saw this video a few ago, truly an visionary. RIP

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfIgzSoTMOs

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Wow. I hope he got at least some form of payment for his work and had a good retirement. What a visionary.

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Umm this is old news? Steve Jobs died a couple of years ago.

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Sad, he did a good job, specially for a pro-mouse guy like me. Touch only in the tablet.

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Umm this is old news? Steve Jobs died a couple of years ago.

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We're talking about Douglas Engelbart, one of the co-creators of the computer mouse and not Jobs that fantasied before Apple humans didn't had computers, Internet or even the wheel. :rofl:

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I'm surprised Neowin didn't take more notice of this ...

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:laugh:

 

We're talking about Douglas Engelbart, one of the co-creators of the computer mouse and not Jobs that fantasied before Apple humans didn't had computers, Internet or even the wheel. :rofl:

 

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SQUEAK!

(Terry Pratchett reference).

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Whoosh, of course :woot:

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