Chapter Four Original Edition

THE NEW TECHNOLOGY: SAY YOU WANT A REVOLUTION

     One of the tools which shows the greatest immediate promise is the computer, when it can be harnessed for direct, on-line assistance, integrated with new concepts and methods… .Every person who does thinking with symbolized concepts (whether in the form of English language, pictographs, formal logic or mathematics) should be able to benefit significantly.

          Douglas Englebart, 19621

Four years after writing those words, Englebart had implemented a fully functional Augmented Knowledge Workshop at Stanford Research Institute. Knowledge workers were directly supported by networked workstations providing sophisticated communications, information handling, and ...

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