about Douglas Engelbart

Douglas Carl Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013) was an American engineer and inventor, and an early computer and Internet pioneer. He is best known for his work on founding the field of human–computer interaction, particularly while at his Augmentation Research Center Lab in SRI International, which resulted in creation 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. Engelbarts law, the observation that the intrinsic rate of human performance is exponential, is named after him. In the early 1950s, he decided that instead of having a steady job – such as his position at Ames Research Center – he would focus on making the world a better place. He reasoned that because the complexity of the worlds problems was increasing, and because any effort to improve the world would require the coordination of groups of people, the most effective way to solve problems was to augment human intelligence and develop ways of building collective intelligence. He believed that the computer, which was at the time thought of only as a tool for automation, would be an essential tool for future knowledge workers to solve such problems. He was a committed, vocal proponent of the development and use of computers and computer networks to help cope with the world’s increasingly urgent and complex problems. Engelbart embedded a set of organizing principles in his lab, which he termed bootstrapping. His belief was that when human systems and tool systems were aligned, such that workers spent time improving their tools for improving their tools it would lead to an accelerating rate of progress. NLS, the oN-Line System, developed by the Augmentation Research Center under Engelbarts guidance with funding primarily from DARPA, demonstrated numerous technologies, most of which are now in widespread use; it included the computer mouse, bitmapped screens, hypertext; all of which were displayed at The Mother of All Demos in 1968. The lab was transferred from SRI to Tymshare in the late 1970s, which was acquired by McDonnell Douglas in 1984, and NLS was renamed Augment (now the Doug Engelbart Institute). At both Tymshare and McDonnell Douglas, Engelbart was limited by a lack of interest in his ideas and funding to pursue them, and retired in 1986. In 1988, Engelbart and his daughter Christina launched the Bootstrap Institute – later known as The Doug Engelbart Institute – to promote his vision, especially at Stanford University; this effort did result in some DARPA funding to modernize the user interface of Augment. In December 2000, United States President Bill Clinton awarded Engelbart the National Medal of Technology, the U.S.s highest technology award. In December 2008, Engelbart was honored by SRI at the 40th anniversary of the Mother of All Demos.

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Douglas Engelbart
Name :Douglas Engelbart
Date of Birth :30/01/1925 12:00:00
Place of Birth :Portland
Ascendent (Lagan) : Aquarius
Ascendent Lord) : Sat
Moon Sign(Rashi) : Aries
Moon Sign Lord : Aries
Birth Star(Nakshatra) : Ashwini
Birth Star Lord : Ket
Lucky Gem : Diamond
Lucky No. : 7
Lucky Day : Friday
Lucky Color : White
Sun Sign (As per western system) : Aquarius
Current Vimshottari Dasa : Sat-Rah
Manglik Status : You are not a Manglik person
Currently Under SadeSati : No
* (R) = Retrograte

Ascendent Prediction

His ascendent (lagan) is Aquarius
Douglas Engelbart is born in Aquarius lagn which is the 11th sign in the zodiac ruled by saturn. Douglas Engelbart will have a thick neck Douglas Engelbart give lot of importance to self respect. Douglas Engelbart face opposition from friends and relatives. Douglas Engelbart may be bald or may have thin hair. Douglas Engelbart would have had some unhappiness in His childhood but will be happy in the later part of His life. Douglas Engelbart will get wealth and property in the later part of His life. Douglas Engelbart will have bad influence from His brothers. Douglas Engelbart will be lucky from the age of 24 years 25 years. Douglas Engelbart is a philosopher and is very inquisitive. Douglas Engelbart is very learned and peace loving. Douglas Engelbart keep thinking of all sorts of things. Douglas Engelbart like to help others. Douglas Engelbart have a sharp memory and is very quick in His thoughts. Douglas Engelbart is very frank. Douglas Engelbart will face many ups and downs. Douglas Engelbart is tall and possess an attractive and dynamic personality. Douglas Engelbart face many hardships but is fearless. Douglas Engelbart is very tactful and take interest in politics. Douglas Engelbart also take interest in public institutions. Douglas Engelbart is fond of sports. Douglas Engelbart have a stout and strong body. Douglas Engelbart is very generous. Douglas Engelbart will own land and wealth but is a careful spender. Douglas Engelbart is firm in His thoughts and actions. Douglas Engelbart like to go to parties and clubs and may have a bad reputation. Douglas Engelbart do not like to show His emotions or love. Douglas Engelbart is shrewd. Douglas Engelbart prefer to have an educated and intelligent partner. As Douglas Engelbart were born in this nakshatra Douglas Engelbart will be intelligent, popular, well groomed, wealthy, polite, truthful, cheerful and clever. Douglas Engelbart will be skilled in His work and will maintain good relations with friends and relatives and will be quite popular. Douglas Engelbart will be fond of ornaments and dressing well. Douglas Engelbart have a stout body but a weak liver. Douglas Engelbart will be lucky from the 20th year onwards. Douglas Engelbart must perform pooja as Douglas Engelbart is born in the gund mool nakshatra.

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