On “Augmenting Human Intellect”

I’m glad I had the opportunity to read this excerpt from Douglas Englebart’s Augmenting Human Intellect, in order to learn more about the legendary Mr. Englebart. He had lofty goals, an organized mind, and  a clear vision, or “framework”, as he called it. He apparently was way ahead of his time in envisioning the possiblities of technology to augment the humand mind with it’s ability to store, manipulate, and recall information.  

His example of  writing a sentence with a pencil, and then fastening a pencil to a brick and writing the same sentence that way, was illustrative of the  “de-augmentation” process, and thus of the augmentation concept.

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