Friday, July 5, 2013

Computer mouse inventor dies

Computer pioneer and mouse inventor Douglas Engelbart passed away at his home in Atherton, California on July 2, Tuesday, the SRI International reports. He was 88.

"Engelbart's work is the very foundation of personal computing and the Internet. His vision was to solve humanity's most important problems by using computers to improve communication and collaboration. He was world famous for his invention of the computer mouse and the origins of interactive computing," it said.

Engelbart also worked on computing innovations such as the use of multiple windows, hypermedia, and context sensitive help.

His works became the second node of the ARPANET, a network of computers which eventually became the Internet's predecessor.


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