2019-11-30 Computer History

I really need to sit down one day and look back at the history of computing. I half remember a YouTube video ironically taking the ideas of Doug Engelbart and describing an alternative future where all these things had come true and more, and as a viewer you realized that so little had come true, so little advances had been made. I need to find that video again.

Today I read chapter 9 in Tools For Thought by Howard Rheingold, The Loneliness of a Long-Distance Thinker, about Doug Engelbart. Fascinating.

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I’m re-reading the Humane Interface by Jeff Raskin, and weeping quietly.

deshipu 2019-11-30 12:33 UTC


Haha, that was a good book. Where’s my Leap Key, and where’s my Zooming Interface!?

– Alex Schroeder 2019-11-30 15:53 UTC


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