HyperScope , a modern Ajax-ified version of Doug Engelbart’s Augment System, is released as open source (under GPL) in its initial version. There’s a demo of the system which presents some of Doug Engelbart’s writing and is a good way to get to know the goals of the system. There is a lauch party tonight.
“Man’s population and gross product are increasing at a considerable rate, but the complexity of his problems grows still faster, and the urgency with which solutions must be found becomes steadily greater…”
from AUGMENTING HUMAN INTELLECT: A Conceptual Framework. (direct link to quote 1a2)
By Douglas C. Engelbart.
It is so exciting to see this technology which was ground-breaking (and fully functioning!) in the 1960s brought forward as an open source project. Congratulations to everyone who made it happen.