Imagine 1960. John F. Kennedy is on the campaign trail while the war in Vietnam escalates. Timothy Leary begins his exploration of hallucinogens. The Pill ignites the Sexual Revolution. Yuri Gagarin will soon be the first man in space. Daily life, on the other hand, is more difficult to picture. No personal computers, let alone tablets and smartphones. No internet. Without the sex, drugs and rock-and-roll, most of us wouldn’t even call it life. [Read more…] about Douglas Engelbart and the Mother of All Demos
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