Why More Than Current Software?

Question: Once you have a really good word processor, email program, Web browser and spreadsheet program, what more do you need? Why can't you just write a great piece of software and be done with it?
Answer: OK, when would you have been willing to stop with television and radio and automobiles...
Notes: None.

Follow up: "Do you think it's more important to make better email, discussion group and Web systems
or do we need to invent entire new forms of electronic communication to push ahead?

Keywords: Evolution, radio, television, email, processes, skills, teaming,
Related Links: None.

.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