Welcome To Doug @ 50
The Doug Project works to deliver a demo on the 9th of December 2018, the 50th anniversary of Doug Engelbart’s seminal ‘Mother of all Demos’, to honor Doug’s memory and legacy by producing something which embraces and builds on his work and which will be truly useful.
Doug’s vision, and what we are inspired to follow, was to ‘augment our ability to solve urgent, complex problems collectively’.
Picture this: What would the world look like if Doug Engelbart had gotten $100M++ USD funding and was able to keep his team focused for a decade or more pursuing the Augment / Bootstrap / CoEvolution / ARC / DKR / NLS / OHS / CoDIAK vision?
- How would we experience our lives differently?
- How would our human interactions look & feel?
- What could we do (together?) that we cannot otherwise do in 2015?
The Doug Software Products
The product, to be called Doug, will initially consist of two components which will work tightly together:
- Time Browser : A space to record interactions as richly as possible & interact with the resulting record
- A Space to Think using rich data and rich interactions, individually and in teams. (project not started)
Consider Joining Us
We are eager to build this collaboratively so please join us. We request that you look through Doug’s seminal Augmenting Human Intellect paper, from 1962 and watch the video of the 1968 Demo. You may also want to visit the Doug Engelbart Institute
EVERYTHING is up for discussion, but please look into why we are taking the direction we are taking and the reasons we are doing it the way we are first – we are trying to change the world, help us get there, with thoughtful dialog – we are looking forward to interacting with you
Doug Websites & Resources
Google Group. Please feel free to join
How we Co-Create. Proposed working structure
Welcome to Doug!
Sam, Frode & Stan
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