Fifty years ago, in 1968, computers were big mainframe systems that were programmed using large decks of punch cards. All output came out of a printer. There were no computer displays yet, just rows of blinking light bulbs that were call a “monitor.” All programs were run as batch jobs, one at a time. There were no windows, no multi-tasking, no interactive computing as we know it today.
On December 8, 1968 a computer engineer named Doug Engelbart made a presentation ...Continue Reading →