Sunday, February 16, 2014

Quotes for the Week: Douglas Engelbart (1925 - 2013)

Douglas Engelbart was an American engineer and inventor. He was also an early computer and internet pioneer. His work on human-computer interaction led him to the invention of the computer mouse, development of hypertext, networked computers, and precursors to graphical user interfaces (GUIs).

He was a recipient of the National Medal of Technology in 2000 and the Turing Award in 1997. Here are some of his quotes:
Douglas Engelbart. Image: Wikipedia
Douglas Engelbart. Image: Wikipedia
The digital revolution is far more significant than the invention of writing or even of printing.
The better we get at getting better, the faster we will get better.
In 20 or 30 years, you’ll be able to hold in your hand as much computing knowledge as exists now in the whole city, or even the whole world.
The rate at which a person can mature is directly proportional to the embarrassment they can tolerate.
The key thing about all the world’s big problems is that they have to be dealt with collectively. If we don’t get collectively smarter, we’re doomed.

 Have a great week everyone.
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