On this day in 1925, Douglas Engelbart was born in Portland, Ore. He’s best known as the inventor of the computer mouse. His work at SRI International (Stanford Research Institute, at the time) made him a pioneer in human-computer interaction, where he also participated in the development of technology we now take for granted, such as networked computers and graphical user interfaces. In 2000, he received the National Medal of Honor for Technology from President Bill Clinton. He died in 2013 of Alzheimer’s Disease.
January 30, 2021