JD Leahy pointed out that Boing Boing has posted about the Mother Of All Demos, and it occurred to me that it was worth noting here as well. One of the lesser known facts about this demo was that it was our own Stewart Brand who filmed this demo back in 01968. The number of innovations that were demonstrated on this day included a mouse input device, remote computing, visual interface with white background, object based programming, etc is just staggering when you consider the date it was done. We attribute most of these designs to much later stages in silicon valley companies, when in fact many of them just happened to be at this demo and spent the next two decades implementing them!
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