>The Mother of All Demos

>Here are some things that I use and rely on in both my personal life and my work:

  • Email
  • Hypertext
  • Computer mouse
  • Interactive text
  • Video conferencing
  • Teleconferencing
  • …and geographically dispersed teams connected by these technologies

Any one of these technologies is remarkable. If someone did a presentation that demonstrated any one for the first time it would be a seminal presentation. But what about a presentation that demonstrated all of them for the first time? That would certainly be the Mother of All Demos.

For you computer geeks, tech heads, and inventors, here is the Mother of All Demos:


This presentation was given by the brilliant Douglas Engelbart in 1968! Learn more about this early technology here. I find this stuff to be fascinating.

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