Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 3rd Jul 2013 23:09 UTC
In the News "Douglas C. Engelbart, a visionary scientist whose singular epiphany in 1950 about technology's potential to expand human intelligence led to a host of inventions - among them the computer mouse - that became the basis for both the Internet and the modern personal computer, died on Tuesday at his home in Atherton, Calif. He was 88." We lost one of the greatest - if not the greatest - visionaries of computing today.
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RE[3]: Comment by kwan_e
by kwan_e on Thu 4th Jul 2013 08:31 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by kwan_e"
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Comments like the above two can become a self fulfilling prophecy

If people were intelligent, they'd be self-negating prophecies. Consider this a social experiment. In two previous occasions, one Neil Armstrong's death, the other a suggestion for Turing's pardon, precisely that response arose within the first page, if I remember correctly. Both cases without me making the prediction.

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