Computer mouse inventor passes away at 88

Doug Engelbart, the inventor of a computer mouse and a visionary technologist, passed away as a result of kidney failure at his home on Tuesday evening.

Engelbart invented the mouse in 1960s and patented in 1970s. In 2000, President Clinton awarded him the National Medal of Technology for laying foundations of Personal computing, hyper-text linking and other various other achievements.

He is known for his idea of “augmenting human intellect” which saw the computer and its user as way to garner enormous benefit if worked together. This idea eventually lead him to invent the mouse.

Doug Engelbart was born in January 30th 1925.

Source: Huffington post, Al-Jazeera, abc newsDoug Engelbart Institute

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