ENDZHELBART Douglas( The American electronics engineer, inventor of the computer 'mouse'.)
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Biography ENDZHELBART Douglas
ENDZHELBART (Angelbart) Douglass, an American electronics engineer, founder of ARC-center (Augmentation Research Center) at Stanford University, the inventor of the computer mouse.
During the Second World War he served in the Navy as a technician at the radar installation. In 1951 he entered graduate school at UC Berkeley specialty electronics. During training interested in the problem to facilitate human-computer interaction and thus the expansion of human capabilities.
Endzhelbart first proposed the use of cathode-ray tube to display characters computer. Since 1957 he worked at Stanford Research Institute, which organized the Augmentation Research Center (ARC). In 1963 he published "The basic concept of research to increase the intellectual capacities of man", which lists those aspects of human activity, which can be used powerful computers. Thus, he anticipated the possibility of word processing systems that could facilitate the work of the writer.
He foresaw the use of computer technology in color displays, where you can edit the image by a person. In 1968 a conference on computing in San Francisco Endzhelbart presented the current device, . allowing people to directly interact with the computer - the keyboard to enter text, . keys for sending commands and the computer pointing device to select characters on the screen - the "mouse",
. Ideas Endzhelbarta became the basis for the subsequent development of the industry of personal computers.