Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Douglas Engelbart: "The Mother of All Demos"

Douglas Engelbart, father of the mouse, dies at 88

Douglas Engelbart : The Mother of All Demos (1/9) - YouTube:
"On December 9, 1968, Douglas C. Engelbart and the group of 17 researchers working with him in the Augmentation Research Center at Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, CA, presented a 90-minute live public demonstration of the online system, NLS, they had been working on since 1962. The public presentation was a session in the of the Fall Joint Computer Conference held at the Convention Center in San Francisco, and it was attended by about 1,000 computer professionals. This was the public debut of the computer mouse. But the mouse was only one of many innovations demonstrated that day, including hypertext, object addressing and dynamic file linking, as well as shared-screen collaboration involving two persons at different sites communicating over a network with audio and video interface."

Bing "People & Places" vs Google Knowledge Graph

Microsoft combats Google Knowledge Graph by adding people and places to Bing Snapshot sidebar - The Next Web

"Back in August, Google launched its Knowledge Graph product on Search. It’s essentially a sidebar that provides direct contextual information about searches for people, places or things.

Now, Microsoft has announced that its Bing snapshot sidebar is also adding direct results for famous people and places."

What's New in Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 - What's New, IT Pro Features, Devices, UI | TechNet

10 New Features in Windows 8.1 Preview that saved my Surface RT - Scott Hanselman