Doug Englebart

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10 Inventors Who Saw No Riches From Their Big Idea

Like the guys behind Post-It Notes...

(Newser) - Despite what you may think, a smash-hit of an invention doesn't necessarily set an inventor up for life. (Witness Doug Englebart , who invented the computer mouse but didn't see a dime from it.) As the BBC points out, there are plenty of others who failed to make... More »

Visionary Inventor of Computer Mouse Dead

Doug Englebart was 88

(Newser) - Doug Engelbart, the inventor of the computer mouse and developer of early incarnations of email, word processing programs, and the Internet, has died at the age of 88. Back in the 1950s and `60s, when mainframes took up entire rooms and were fed data on punch cards, Engelbart already was... More »

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