Douglas Engelbart

Digital Library

ACM A. M. Turing Award

USA - 1997



For an inspiring vision of the future of interactive computing and the invention of key technologies to help realize this vision.

More than any other single person, Douglas Engelbart is responsible for an inspiring vision of the potential of computing to augment human intelligence. In particular, it was his vision of a computer and communications based working environment, and invention of key tools and systems that helped start the personal computer revolution that has changed how we live and work. Engelbart's many innovations include the ubiquitous computer mouse, multiple on screen windows, linked hypermedia, shared screen teleconferencing and computer aided meetings as well as online publishing.

ACM Software System Award

USA - 1990



Douglas C. Engelbart, William K. English, Jeff Rulifson

For their pioneering work on augmenting human intellect with hypertext, outline processors, and video conferencing that was implemented in the NLS System [On Line System] (1968).