about it for years, but I never imagined that it could still be seen: Doug Engelbart’s 1968 Demo is available on the net. “On December 9, 1968, Douglas C. Engelbart and the group of 17 researchers working with him in the Augmentation Research Center at Stanford Research Institute in Menlo Park, CA, presented a 90-minute live public demonstration of the online system, NLS, they had been working on since 1962.” This presentation was the first public demonstration of the mouse, and featured tons of other historical goodies as well. [via Boing Boing]
, Cory has been wondering if the FUD about potentially open wireless networks coming from the FBI and others is really due to an inner desire to be cool secret agent types. Sounds pretty plausible to me. “Think about this for a sec: Fed cops want to believe that warchalking is going to lead to hacking and cracking and spamming…” [italics mine].
uncovered the basic equation that everyone will have to take into account yesterday on Boing Boing: (consumer electronics) + (digital rights management) = ass.
: “The most harmful lie you can tell about the Web is that permission is a prerequisite for linking. There is no copyright interest in controlling how people reference your work.”