Forty-five years ago today, a group of techies sat in a room in San Francisco, eagerly awaiting what would become known to some as "the mother of all demos."
The occasion was the Dec. 9, 1968 demonstration by Douglas Engelbart, director of Stanford Research Institute's Augmentation Research Center, of, among other things, the world's first computer mouse. Many have since credited that presentation with helping to launch the personal computing revolution.
The demo was actually of a number of projects that Engelbart, and his colleagues at SRI were working on. But it's the mouse that … Read more