July 2013

Inventor Portrait: Douglas Engelbart (1925-2013)

July 3, 2013

I’m sad to learn that Douglas Engelbart, father of the computer mouse, passed away today. I spent an afternoon with him and his wife Karen in 2009 photographing him at home and work as part of my inventor portraits project. We talked about his invention, and next generation navigation like touch screens. He was charming, even flirted with my assistant. I will have more thoughts to share on him later, but for now here is a link to the New York Times obituary and a few photos from my shoot with him.