This is basically the first Mac – 20 years before it was officially introduced. 🙂 Most people don’t know this, but Steve Jobs got a demo of this whole system a few years later by Englebart. Jobs took it and marketed the heck out of it. Yet most people don’t know the man that invented it all was this guy.

The Mac came out 22 years after this video it had pretty much everything you have here, plus a few other things of course. There is a saying by Pablo Picasso. ” The best artists copy, the great ones steal.” 😉

Here is what this shows video shows you.

These are all firsts mind you. “In Engelbart’s December 9, 1968, demonstration of experimental computer technologies that he virtually came up with single handily that are now commonplace. This demonstration featured the introduction of the computer mouse, video conferencing, teleconferencing, hypertext, word processing, hypermedia, object addressing and dynamic file linking, bootstrapping, and a collaborative real-time editor.” How about that?

The sound kicks in around a 90 seconds into it, but read the copy as it describes what is going on before that.

Too bad he does not get more credit and we had to wait as long as we did to have all of this.

Marketing Matters!

But as I say, if you can’t get the word out in a way that people can understand about your product, all of the money will go to the person that can.  It does not matter if you have invented it either. The marketer wins hands down.

You either need to learn how to do it yourself, or hire a good one and give them a chunk of the pie, before someone comes in and steals the whole pie while you are fiddle farting around.  Oh, and one other thing.  With truly great things, the pie keeps getting bigger and bigger, so even if you have to give a good portion it away, the part you have left can grow to be hundreds of times larger than the whole pie you originally had to begin with and remember.

” Whole Pie Hogs Die Neither Fat, Nor Happy.” – Andrew Anderson

 

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