A nifty demo

From: Zane H. Healy <healyzh_at_aracnet.com>
Date: Fri Dec 11 20:38:57 1998

>The actual demo had taken place 30 years ago in 1968, and the star of the
>demo was Doug Englebart.
>Think about your first reaction to what sounds like whiteboarding software
>that is starting to become commonplace. Now consider that the demo was
>filmed 30 years ago in *black and white*! That's how far ahead Englebart
>and his team really were (or, how far we *haven't* come when we should have!)

You know my reaction to this is a really sad commentary on the computer
industry today. My first thought was, "Hmm, someone should be able to use
this as an example of 'prior art' in defeating a software patent or two".

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