tech: vintage edition

If you find yourself wondering exactly what this piece of wood is suppossed to be, you’d probably be surprised to learn that it is in fact the world’s first mouse!

On dec. 9, 1968, Douglas Engelbert, director of stanford research institute’s augmentation research center, unveiled, for the first time, the work that he and his team were doing. Among some of the innovations shown were the the world’s first mouse, the first hyperlinks, and the first navigable windows.

It blows my mind to think that this was only 40 years ago, at the rate of technology, it will definitely be exciting/potentially scary to see where we are 40 years from now.

In any case a big ups to Engelbert, who literally helped the computer beccome more personal.

Oh and speaking of hyperlinks, more on Engelbert aqui.

This entry was published on December 11, 2008 at 8:26 pm and is filed under Tech. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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