[FoRK] Fwd: Doug Englebart

Ben (B.K.) DeLong bkdelong at pobox.com
Wed Jul 3 11:52:11 PDT 2013

That was WWW6 -

I was there as the student volunteer running the Volunteer Office and the
ad hoc press office opened at the request of Sally Khudairi who, at the
time was the W3C's Dir of Communications and wondered why Stanford (or
their organizers had not set one up). I was working at the UMass News
Office at the time so I did. I met a great many list members for the first
time there and wish I had known then about y'all what I KnowNow. ;)

I also met my kids' Mom there as well.

Glad I still know so many of you.

On Wed, Jul 3, 2013 at 2:39 PM, Gregory Alan Bolcer <greg at bolcer.org> wrote:

> I saw Doug Englebart talk once.  It was either at the WWW/4/5 or at the
> WWW6 conference in 1997 in Santa Clara. Incidentally that was the same
> conference where Bob Metcalfe promised to eat his words next time or
> actually did.
> Englebart was invited to give the mother of all demos.  He had an
> interactive slide that let you hyperlink between all the research subjects
> in his life and let him talk about them.  It kind of looked like Prezi.
>  After covering a good amount of subjects, he asked how much time he had,
> clearly tired of talking and running out of material. Rather than tell him,
> the organizers kept telling him to take as much time as he wanted.  After
> about the 3rd time of covering more and more and hearing the same answer,
> he finally said he was going to stop there.  He was a great speaker, but I
> learned that all great speakers know their audience, know their material,
> and know their time limit.  The open ended time threw him for a loop.
> Greg
> On 7/3/2013 11:28 AM, Joseph S. Barrera III wrote:
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject:     Doug Englebart
>> Date:     Wed, 03 Jul 2013 10:29:47 -0700
>> From:     Al Kossow <aek at bitsavers.org>
>> Reply-To:     General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
>> <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>> To:     General Discussion: On-Topic and Off-Topic Posts
>> <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
>> From: Christina Engelbart <christina.engelbart at gmail.com**>
>> Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2013 6:31 AM
>> Subject: update on my father
>> Very sorry to inform my father passed away in his sleep peacefully at
>> home last night. His health had been deteriorating of late, and took
>> turn for worse on the weekend. I will circle back around
>> soon, for now just wanted to give you all advance notice and look
>> forward to discussing your thoughts as I am a bit fuzzy at present.
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