Last week we celebrated the shipment of our one-billionth mouse. Today, we celebrate another important mouse milestone – the 40th anniversary of the first public demonstration of the mouse– and honor the mouse’s creator, Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart, and the team that presented at what is called “the mother of all demos.”
On December 9, 1968, Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart and the Augmentation Research Center (ARC) at Stanford Research Institute staged a 90-minute public multimedia demonstration at the Fall Joint Computer Conference in San Francisco. It was the world debut of personal and interactive computing: for the first time, the public saw a computer mouse, which controlled a networked computer system to demonstrate hypertext linking, real-time text editing, multiple windows with flexible view control, cathode display tubes, and shared-screen teleconferencing.
Logitech certainly wouldn’t be the company it is today without the contribution of Doug and his team so, on behalf of Logitech, thank you and congratulations!