This is an oral history of the famous Mother of All Demos, wherein Doug Engelbart unveiled a half-dozen technologies including the mouse, screencasting, the NLS, hypertext, windowing, and more. It’s an excerpt from Adam Fisher’s Valley of Genius.
Bob Taylor: ”The mouse was created by NASA funding. Remember when NASA was advertising Tang as its big contribution to the civilized world? Well, there was a better example, but they didn’t know about it.”