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Computer mouse inventor Doug Engelbart dies at 88

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    The key to this story are the people heading to PARC which later spurred the Apple Mac and Microsoft Windows development:

    Engelbart slipped into relative obscurity after 1976. Several of his researchers became alienated from him and left his organization for Xerox PARC, in part due to frustration, and in part due to differing views of the future of computing. Engelbart saw the future in collaborative, networked, timeshare (client-server) computers, which younger programmers rejected in favor of the personal computer.

    For more on the true story of PARC and Apple: http://www-sul.stanford.edu/mac/parc.html