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Salon: Of Mice, Men and Machines

Thanks to Leo Comitale for
this link.

Doug Engelbart invented the mouse and much more. Today, he
believes the open-source movement is helping to fulfill his
dreams.

“But the free market isn’t the only place to look for
Engelbartian fulfillment. The emerging cooperative culture of the
Web deeply excites Engelbart. He has increasingly been fascinated
by the rise of the open-source movement. The fact that distributed
collectives of programmers are collaborating to create incredibly
advanced and complicated software — and that the process appears
to be accelerating over time — suggests to him that his
bootstrapping principles may finally be taking off in a context
larger than that of a single laboratory or research center.”

Complete
article
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