Award Name : Internet Hall of Fame
Year of Award : 2014
Award for : Computers and Internet
Location : Atherton, California, United States
Douglas Carl Engelbart (January 30, 1925 â€“ July 2, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer. He is best known for his work on the challenges of humanâ€“computer interaction, particularly while at his Augmentation Research Center Lab in SRI International, resulting in the invention of the computer mouse, and the development of hypertext, networked computers, and precursors to graphical user interfaces. These were demonstrated at The Mother of All Demos in 1968. Engelbart's Law, the observation that the intrinsic rate of human performance is exponential, is named after him.