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Doug Engelbart, Inventor Of Computer Mouse, Dies At 88



” Doug Engelbart, a visionary who invented the computer mouse and developed other technology that has transformed the way people work, play and communicate, died late Tuesday. He was 88.

His death of acute kidney failure occurred at his home in Atherton, Calif., after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, according to one of his daughters, Diana Engelbart Mangan.

Back in the 1950s and ’60s, when mainframes took up entire rooms and were fed data on punch cards, Engelbart already was envisioning a day when computers would empower people to share ideas and solve problems in ways that seemed unfathomable at the time.” 



Big Internet Museum Opens Its Digital Doors




” “The Big Internet Museum documents and displays the Web’s most interesting artifacts, for now and for future generations,” claims the post. “It houses seven specialized wings. In each wing, a different subject is categorized. For example, in the history wing visitors discover the first online attempts of ARPAnet, the precursor of today’s Internet. In the ‘Meme’ wing you’ll find more about ‘Chuck Norris’ and Nyan Cat.’”

In true Web 2.0 fashion, the museum is totally free, open and interactive. Visitors can vote on the relevance of different “pieces” and outsiders can even get full exhibits.

“Besides traditional wings, The Big Internet Museum has more parallels with a conventional museum,” says the website. “Third parties can display pieces in a specially assigned temporary exhibition wing. The coming months, digital production agency MediaMonks will fill the temporary exhibition room with an exhibit about the history of Flash.”

Soon it will also go mobile. It’s a pretty big surprise no one has thought of this before, so props to Polak, Drummen and Bakker for putting it together. ”