When Doug Engelbart left last Friday after talking over 2 hours at the Future Salon at SAP and joining us at Pizza my Heart until midnight he said: "This has been the most understanding audience that I had in a very very long time. How can we continue the dialog."
I was thinking about it, should the dialog go on at the Bafuture Yahoo group? Should we start something at the new Accelaware discussion area? As it is often the case if you don't get to it someone else will and that person will do a better job than you would have ever been able to. Davibennett created the Processing Engelbart Yahoo Group stuck full with good posts and links to relevant resources on the net. I didn't have time to really delve into it, yet, but can't wait to do so after I am back from my as I call it Unplugged Thanksgiving Tour to Inverness that starts right after I posted this.
I especially like that Paul King pointed to the where the Doug's demos from 1968 are hosted and working. (Even Wikipedia is still pointing to a page at Stanford's Sloan School which is not working anymore.Go MIT)
As someone said at the Future Salon the 1992 paper: Toward High-Performance Organizations: A Strategic Role for Groupware is his most important covering what he talked about last Friday. Doug told me that he got almost no resonance when he first published it, so much that it almost turned him off publishing. Read it, link to it and join the discussion at Processing Engelbart.
Davibennett has laid down the rules in his first post. [Side note, I got asked again how to just get the invitations to the Future Salons and not all messages from bafuture. Change your Yahoo subscription to: "Just special Notices" and you will get only my announcements.]
I saw someone taking pictures at the Future Salon. Please let us know where you post them and if you use Flickr to share please give it the tag futuresalon.
I am off to the Unplugged Tour. Happy Thanksgiving.