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JUL 04, 2013 - Forbes

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Links 4 July: Douglas Englebart Obituaries: The Real Inventor Of The Stuff Steve Jobs Sold

Doug Englebart has just died. Little known outside the computing and technical world (he received many of the prestigious prizes in the field but not great renown outside it) he was really the inventor, or perhaps the prophet, of the way that we do computing these days. Indeed, much of what Steve Jobs brought to computing in the sense of selling machines that did it was originally posited by Englebart. To the point of not just writing about it but doing the early designs and proving their possibility.

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