Doug Engelbart turns 85


The celebration at the Tech Museum was a historic event. Friends, family and colleagues honored Doug Engelbart with music, dance, food and merriment.

Douglas Engelbarts 85th Birthday Celebration at The Tech Museum
Douglas Engelbarts 85th Birthday Celebration at The Tech Museum- Photo by Dustin Jensen

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Steve Wozniak and a few hundred people celebrate Engelbart's birthday

Dustin Jensen documented the event in photos:
and my niece Nicole Landau video taped the event.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7EsSfQqdnw

A few hundred invited guest arrived in person and several friends gave live video greetings including Joy Tang from Taiwan, Eileen Clegg from Bodega Bay, Ted Nelson from New York and Brian Fisher from Vancouver.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

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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.
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(Photo courtesy of Dustin Jensen)

People came from near and far, young and old, to celebrate an honor this prophetic thinker.
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Including Egyptian inventor Cherif Algreatly and special guest philanthropist Ihab, 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

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Blanca Gonzalez and the Amazing Dandara share birthday greetings with Doug.
(Photo courtesy of courtesy of Blue Oxen Associates and photographer Eugene Chan )

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Steve Wozniak and Engelbart enjoyed the 85th birthday confetti. (Photo by Dustin Jensen)

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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,
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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
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(Photo courtesy of Blue Oxen Associates and photographer Eugene Chan )

Engelbart’s children and grandchildren came to honor him.

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More delightful photos of Doug Engelbart’s birthday courtesy of Blue Oxen Associates and photographer Eugene Chan

As well as those taken by Dustin Jensen courtesy of  http://www.sfwiggle.com/

The Tech Museum and TipTap.mobi hosted the party with help from generous sponsors

Fenwick and West
Valley Zen
NextNow Collaboratory and NextPress

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(NextNow Collaboratory Founder Claudia Welss and Valerie Landau)

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Blue Oxen Associates

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Charles Irby

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And anonymous donors

Special thanks to my family and friends who volunteered in to make the event an tremendous success despite the shoestring budget
Nina Serrano
Laura Star Malone
Blanca Gonzalez
The Amazing Dandara
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(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
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Nicole Landau
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Photographer Dustin Jensen
Molly McGee
Inventor Cherif Algreatly
Basil Elway
Karen Engelbart

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 http://engelbartbook.com/

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