Dr. Engelbart  1962


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From the abstract: "This is an initial summary report of a project taking a new and systematic approach to improving the intellectual effectiveness of the individual human being. A detailed conceptual framework explores the nature of the system composed of the individual and the tools, concepts, and methods that match his basic capabilities to his problems. One of the tools that shows the greatest immediate promise is the computer, when it can be harnessed for direct on-line assistance, integrated with new concepts and methods."

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NOTE REGARDING THIS PRESENTATION: This paper by Douglas Engelbart lays out the theoretical foundations to his subsequent work and our subsequent information enviornments. In the digest versions, the paper has been split into four separate sections and a lot of dated information has been removed. Digest edit and contents frame system design & implementation by Frode Hegland, London 2001.

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