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Dr. Douglas C. Engelbart (born January 30, 1925) is an American inventor.[1] He is best known for inventing the computer mouse (in a joint effort with Bill English[2]); as a pioneer of human-computer interaction whose team developed hypertext, networked computers, and precursors to GUIs; and as a committed and vocal proponent of the development and use of computers and networks to help cope with the world’s increasingly urgent and complex problems.[3]

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  1. Lowood, Henry (Dec. 19, 1986): Douglas Engelbart Interview 1, Stanford and the Silicon Valley. Oral History Interviews.
  2. BBC News Online: The Man behind the Mouse
  3. The Unfinished Revolution: Strategy and Means for Coping with Complex Problems, Colloquium at Stanford University, Jan–Mar 2000.