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 A Manifesto for Collaborative Tools

"Engelbart's work was driven by some deceptively simple observations, which he described in his 1962 paper, "Augmenting Human Intellect: A Conceptual Framework." His thesis was this: Society's problems are scaling at unprecedented rates, so solutions need to scale also. Our very survival depends on our ability to work together more effectively, to get collectively smarter. Computers -- when used properly -- can help us do this.    Today, we celebrate Engelbart's accomplishments, but we forget his motivation. Computers should help us become smarter and work together better, and in many ways, they have."

 (Submitted by Noel Tue Apr 13, 2004 )


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