Operating System Thoughts

If you talk to one of the main operatig system companies today such as Apple (MacOS) or Microsoft (Windows) today and say a major change is necessary, what major point, of the same magnitude as the mouse, would you suggest?
Maybe then the role of OS manufacturers is to keep the plumbing, the APIs clean and open?
Answer: It's more the applications which support knowledge work I feel particular about...
Notes: None.

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.au 11.127 khz 16 bits mono with µLaw 2;1 compression.

Originally recorded on an Apple Macintosh PowerBook using a SONY ECM-T145 condenser microphone and Adobe Premiere audio/video editing software. The original recording was saved as a QuickTime file at 22 mhz, 16 bits with no compression.
Due to Doug's characteristically low voice it was then imported into a Premiere project where the volume was raised in the project timeline three times (no filter) and saved as a QuickTime movie.
The document was then finally imported into Apple's QuickTime Player and exported as .au at 11.127 khz, 16 bits mono with µLaw 2;1 compression resulting in the version playing here.

Recorded: Session 2. 7/25/2000. Interviewed at Dr. Engelbarts residence in Atherton, California, late in the evening by Frode Hegland @.


Copyright Doug Engelbart/Frode Hegland - 2000