Mouse man: Computing visionary Douglas Engelbart dead at 88 | Beyond inventing the mouse, Engelbart's contributions span interactive computing as we know it. Buying advice from the leading technology site
"The Mother of all Demonstrations" 1968 - all the things for the internet and web - before it was even launched. It took 20 years for the learning to make it happen. http://web.stanford.edu/dept/SUL/library/extra4/sloan/mousesite/1968Demo.html#complete
Douglas Carl Engelbart (born January 30, 1925) is an American inventor, and an early computer and internet pioneer. He is best known for his work on the challenges of human-computer interaction, resulting in the invention of the computer mouse, and the development of hypertext, networked computers, and precursors to GUIs.