Welcome to the Invisible Revolution, the story of Doug Engelbart, the man who invented much of the computer environment we live in today - and still few know his name. This is his story, and the story of his fellow dreamers, thinkers, doers - revolutionaries - who changed our lives forever.
This site represents a documentary film project produced by Frode Hegland, Fleur Klijnsma and others. The vision for the documentary is to present the story of how Doug Engelbart invented the mouse and began a revolution in information processing by popularizing the graphical and interactive, nonlinear
format that dominates computer technology today. The materials here include "a casual, rough and ready series of interviews, links to his seminal papers, and a cheat-sheet-like timeline." Although the site is essentially a companion to a film, the sections on Engelbart's life, vision, papers, and timeline can be very useful to historians. The site also has a list of the interviewees who contributed to the documentary's story with short bios that could link important personalities and establish new leads for researchers. The film clips might also be helpful or interesting to historians who want to explore documentary film or other visual modes of recording and conveying history.