Invisible Revolution


Welcome to the Invisible Revolution, a web documentary on Doug Engelbart, the man who invented much of the information environment we live in today - the computer mouse, word processing, email, hypertext and so on. In short: Interactive computing.

This is his story, and the story of his fellow dreamers, thinkers, doers - revolutionaries - who changed our lives forever.



We hope you find Doug's story as important and inspirational as we do and that you will take the time to look beyond the tools he invented and reflect on the reason he invented them.

The 40th anniversary of Doug's demo was celebrated in December 2008. Have a look at why it's such a big deal for our history and our future: The Significance of Two Pasts.

Please also take a look at Doug's seminal 1962 paper and the mother of all demos, the 1968 demo.

Frode Hegland & Fleur Klijnsma


We miss you Doug. Rest in peace.

(about the project)







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