innovation


Interactive Feature – NYTimes.com

“… online video could turn out to be as significant as the invention of print.”

Chris Anderson
Curator, TED Conference
September 14, 2010 10:05 AM

‘I come to my studio every day at 10.30, and I stay and do nothing. I go to Paris sometimes. I have a few ideas. To be very pretentious, sometimes I believe it is mystical. Sometimes you find nothing, and then you find some-thing you love to do. Sometimes you make mistakes, but some-times it’s true. In two minutes, you understand what you must do for the next two years. Sometimes it’s in the studio, but other times it’s walking in the street or reading a magazine. It’s a good life, being an artist, because you do what you want.”

THE DEMO

On December 9, 1968, Douglas C. Engelbart and the group of 17 researchers working with him in the Augmentation Research Center at Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, CA, presented a 90-minute live public demonstration ….This was the public debut of the computer mouse. But the mouse was only one of many innovations demonstrated that day, including hypertext, object addressing and dynamic file linking, as well as shared-screen collaboration involving two persons at different sites communicating over a network with audio and video interface. “

“Semantic Nets” were first invented for computers by Richard H. Richens of the Cambridge Language Research Unit in 1956 as an “interlingua” for machine translation of natural languages.

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