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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sarreq
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2010-03-14

um, no. It's certainly useful for the internet, but not the basis of it, or absolutely necessary for it.

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

"the computer mouse - the basis of the internet"

That's not what the sentence says; this is what happens when you cut the quotation too much; read it in full: "a host of inventions - among them the computer mouse - that became the basis for both the Internet and the modern personal computer".

So yes, a great pioneer lost.

Edited 2013-07-06 18:19 UTC

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