Practical Start

How did you practically get started?
How did you get the grant?
So there were no other displays at the time?
How did you get started at SRI?
So you were a teacher at Berkeley then?
Why SRI?
What was your initial job title/position?
What was your Ph.D. thesis on?
Answer: After quite a few years poking around in ths ojective of using computers to help people think and work...
1925 - Born in Portland, Oregon, USA.
1942 - Graduated from Franklin High School, Oregon.
1948 - BS Electrical Engineering. Oregon State University.
1952 - Engineers Degree. UC Berkeley.
1955 - PhD Electrical Engineering (with specialty in computers). UC Berkeley.
1994 - Honorary Doctorate. Oregon State University.
1944-46 - US Navy, electronic/radar technician, WW II.
1948-51 - Electrical Engineer, NACA Ames Laboratory, CA.
1955-56 - Assistant Professor, EE, UC Berkeley.
1957-59 - Researcher, Stanford Research Institute "SRI".
1959-77 - Director, Augmentation Research Center, SRI.
1968 - Fall Joint Computer Conference. The mother of all demos: 90-minute multimedia presentation of NLS demonsting key features of the system. This was the world debut of the mouse, hypermedia, and on-screen video teleconferencing
1977-84 - Senior Scientist, Tymshare, Inc. CA.
1984-89 - Senior Scientist, McDonnell Douglas ISG, CA.
1989-90 - Director, Bootstrap Project, Stanford University.
1990 - Director, Bootstrap Institute.

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Related Links: Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework

.au 11.127 khz 16 bits mono with µLaw 2;1 compression.

Originally recorded on an Apple Macintosh PowerBook using a SONY ECM-T145 condenser microphone and Adobe Premiere audio/video editing software. The original recording was saved as a QuickTime file at 22 mhz, 16 bits with no compression.
Due to Doug's characteristically low voice it was then imported into a Premiere project where the volume was raised in the project timeline three times (no filter) and saved as a QuickTime movie.
The document was then finally imported into Apple's QuickTime Player and exported as .au at 11.127 khz, 16 bits mono with µLaw 2;1 compression resulting in the version playing here.

Recorded: Session 1. 7/25/2000. Interviewed at Dr. Engelbarts residence in Atherton, California, early morning by Frode Hegland @.


Copyright Doug Engelbart/Frode Hegland - 2000