Douglas C. Engelbart

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Engelbart's career was inspired in December 1950 when he was engaged to be married and realized he had no career goals other "than a steady job, getting married and living happily ever after".Over several months he reasoned that:

  1. he would focus his career on making the world a better place
  2. any serious effort to make the world better would require some kind of organized effort that harnessed the collective human intellect of all people to contribute to effective solutions.
  3. if you could dramatically improve how we do that, you'd be boosting every effort on the planet to solve important problems – the sooner the better