1960s

JOSS: A Designer’s View of an Experimental On-line Computing System

Posted in 1960s, Hardware, History, Visionary on March 31st, 2014 by Dan – Be the first to comment

J.C. Shaw, “JOSS: A Designer’s View of an Experimental On-line Computing System,” (1964)

The choice of a character set and key positions for any on-line keyboard input device isn’t to be taken lightly, especially if one hopes to encourage senior technical people to use the keyboard in the direct solution of their problems. It is customary for these people to pay others to drive teletypewriters, keypunches, and even typewriters.

Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework

Posted in 1960s, Articles, Visionary on November 29th, 2010 by Dan – Be the first to comment

Doug Engelbart, “Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework” (1962)

Response Time in Man-computer Conversational Transactions

Posted in 1960s, Articles, Cogniton on November 6th, 2010 by Dan – Be the first to comment

Robert Miller, “Response time in man-computer conversational transactions” (pdf) (1968)

The Mother of All Demos

Posted in 1960s, History, Interface Design, Videos, Visionary on October 7th, 2010 by Dan – Be the first to comment

Douglas Engelbart, A research center for augmenting human intellect (1968)

From Wikipedia: The Mother of All Demos is a name given retrospectively to Douglas Engelbart’s December 9, 1968, demonstration at the Fall Joint Computer Conference (FJCC) at the Convention Center in San Francisco, in which a number of experimental technologies that have since become commonplace were presented. The demo featured the first computer mouse the public had ever seen, as well as introducing interactive text, video conferencing, teleconferencing, email, hypertext and a collaborative real-time editor.

The Computer as Communication Device

Posted in 1960s, Articles, History, Visionary on October 2nd, 2010 by Dan – Be the first to comment

J.C.R. Licklider and Robert Taylor, “The Computer as Communication Device” (pdf) (1968)

Rethinking what the computer was good for at the dawn of Xerox PARC.

SketchPad

Posted in 1960s, Articles, History on October 2nd, 2010 by Dan – Be the first to comment

Ivan Sutherland, “SketchPad: A Man-Machine Graphical Communication System” (pdf) (1963)

The ancestor of CAD and really all computer drawing programs.