Douglas C. Engelbart, Inventor of the Computer Mouse, Dies at 88

“The man was pure science non-fiction.” – Everette Ruskin

Douglas C. Engelbart, a visionary scientist whose singular epiphany in 1950 about technology’s potential to expand human intelligence led to a host of inventions — among them the computer mouse — that became the basis for both the Internet and the modern personal computer, died on Tuesday at his home in Atherton, Calif. He was 88.