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Father of computer mouse Douglas C. Engelbart dies at age 88

07/03, 11:28pm

Engelbart credited for text links, videconferencing, mouse in one demo

Technologist Douglas C. Engelbart died on Tuesday night at the age of 88. The US Navy World War II veteran and Oregon State graduate is credited with inventing the "X-Y position indicator for a display system" which would later be known as the computer mouse, the first public video-conference, and the concept of text-based hyperlinks and interconnected computers, all in a far-reaching presentation that was later called "the mother of all demos" before 1,000 colleagues in San Francisco in 1968.



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