9 December 1968.
Modern computing begins with a ‘Big Bang’ — visionary Douglas Engelbart’s demo of a system designed to make everyone smarter.
Read Vannevar Bush’s article “As We May Think” on the Atlantic Monthly’s website.
Read Douglas Engelbart’s mind-bending 1962 research proposal, “Augmenting Human Intellect”. Augmenting Human Intellect PDF
Here, in its full hundred-minute glory, is THE MOTHER OF ALL DEMOS: