Happy birthday Douglas Engelbart.
We hosted a glorious 85th birthday celebration at The Tech Museum in San Jose.
We provided a white limo for Doug and Karen Engelbart
Where a few hundred of Doug’s friends and family greeted him. Like George Bailey, (reference to the film “It’s a Wonderful Life”) Doug Engelbart may just be the richest man in town.
(Photo courtesy of Dustin Jensen)
People came from near and far, young and old, to celebrate an honor this prophetic thinker.
Including Egyptian inventor Cherif Algreatly and special guest philanthropist Ihab Elsamannoudi who flew in from Dubai to attend the event. (Photo by Dustin Jensen shown from left to right: Cherif Algreatly, Douglas Engelbart, Karen Engelbart, Ihab, Basil Elway, Valerie Landau)
A good time was had by all
Steve Wozniak and Engelbart enjoyed the 85th birthday confetti. (Photo by Dustin Jensen)
The Tech Museum provided Douglas Engelbart, Steve Wozniak, and Bill English the opportunity to pose on the set of the Star Trek exhibit. If only these three were at the helm of Spaceship Earth.
(Photo directed by Eugene Kim and posted courtesy of Blue Oxen Associates and photographer Eugene Chan )
Guests enjoyed music and dancing, cake, and champagne,
but most of all we enjoyed coming together to celebrate the life of one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th Century.
Ted Nelson, Joy Tang, Professor Brian Fisher, and Eileen Clegg joined us via video to pass on birthday greetings from afar. Nicole Landau videotaped the event
The Engelbart History mural and book “The Engelbart Hypothesis: Dialogs with Douglas Engelbart” by Valerie Landau and Eileen Clegg in conversation with Douglas Engelbart on display
(Photo courtesy of Blue Oxen Associates and photographer Eugene Chan )
Engelbart’s children and grandchildren came to honor him.
Special thanks to my family and friends who volunteered in to make the event an tremendous success despite the shoestring budget
Laura Star Malone
The Amazing Dandara
(Evan Schaffer, The Amazing Dandara, Valerie Landau, and Professor Alma Cervantes)
Camilo Landau, who learned to play the accordion to honor Doug with a Hambo (see his comment below)
Rock Star Engineer and Musician TipTap.mobi’s own Eric Matsuno with Instructional Designer Angelica Matsuno and Web Developer Matt Gates
Photographer Dustin Jensen
Inventor Cherif Algreatly
AND The wonderful staff at The Tech Museum: Roqua Montez, Robert Stephenson and Robert Ketner who facilitated video greetings from around the world.
Download the pdf of “The Engelbart Hypothesis: Dialogs with Douglas Engelbart” by Valerie Landau and Eileen Clegg in Conversation with Douglas Engelbart $5 via paypal
or read it online on the blog Engelbartbookdialogues
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I attended the Fancy Food Show with three gal pals:
I over heard a distributor say his biggest seller is bottled water.
These guys were selling water infused with peppermint oil (my daughter, Mali McGee, has convinced me of the perils and damage caused by plastic water bottles) so I will not buy the product, I will try the idea because the water infused with mint oil was refreshing and delicious and helped settle my tummy.
The other innovation at the Fancy Food Show was the coffee berry juice, when mixed with other fruit juices, you get nature juice with all the caffeine of coffee. The salesmen said each 8 ounce serving of coffee berry juice cocktail has more caffeine than a cup of green tea.
Lot’s of pretty packaging
and some great olives.
My personal favorite was the Israeli sheep cheeses, a creamy Chevre, and a light mild, delightful Feta.