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Thursday, February 21, 2008

Original Program Announcement for Mother of All Demos

Eileen Clegg and Bill Daul shared this with me recently: its the flyer from Douglas Engelbart's original 1968 "Mother of All Demos":

The text:

Stanford Research Institute
Menlo Park, California

a research center
for augmenting human intellect

This session is entirely devoted to a presentation by Dr. Engelbart on a computer-based, interactive, multiconsole display system which is being developed at Stanford Research Institute under the sponsorship of ARPA, NASA and RADC. The system is being used as an experimental laboratory for investigating principles by which interactive computer aids can augment intellectual capability. The techniques which are being described will, themselves, be used to augment the presentation.

The session will use an on-line, closed circuit television hook-up to the SRI computing system in Menlo Park. Following the presentation remote terminals to the system, in operation, may be viewed during the remainder of the conference in a special room set aside for that purpose.

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Thursday, September 13, 2007

Data Structures and Algorithms

I'm reviewing a bunch of my basic computer science, such as data structures and algorithms. I've made a bunch of notes that others might find useful in their own studies, going into the different sorting algorithms, the various trade-offs between different data structures, and so on, and put it on the web in the HyperScope. Check it out.

As a geeky sidenote, it's kind of fun how I made it. I used OmniOutliner as my outliner, and setup my webserver to use WebDav with Apache 2 so I can treat is at a native filesystem that I can just do File/Save As on rather than having to always upload using FTP or SCP. I made the save as format just be OPML, and then just added one line to the top of the OPML file to pull in the HyperScope stylesheet and present it there. View the source of the OPML to see the XSLT HyperScope stylesheet.

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Friday, May 11, 2007

HyperScope Sprint

Hey, we're doing a HyperScope sprint this Saturday! Come join us. Douglas Engelbart himself is going to try to make it by, so if you've ever had any questions for him you should come and join us for the day. Details here.

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