A 90-minute presentation in 1968 showed off the earliest desktop computer system. In the process it introduced the idea that technology could make individuals better – if government funded research.
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A look back from someone who was there: at Douglas Englebart’s famous 1968 San Francisco demo, and at the bright early days of computers in schools.
The super-brainiac from Portland, Oregon who invented the computer mouse has passed on at age 88.
Paul Baran, a giant of early Internet technology, has died at age 84.In the early 1960s, while working at the RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, Mr. Baran outlined the fundamentals for packaging data into discrete bundles, which he called “message blocks.” The bundles are then sent on various paths around a network and reassembled at their destination. Such a plan is known as “packet switching.”