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I’ve been sick this week so I’m a little behind, and the dog ate my homework! know everyone has moved on thankfully to the next reading. I had the advantage of being able to read everyone else’s posts before I read this week’s reading and so was forewarned.  That said, I agree with others that Engelbart’s technical writing is very dry and not aimed at the general audience (us). However, I kept reminding myself to imagine I was reading this in 1968 and to remember the Wow factor that was there at that time. I was still impressed with his use and vision of using the computers for  work and also with how he superimposed users’ faces on the terminal with their data so that one user was seeing the second user’s data and image! Now that’s pretty cool for 1968! Pretty cool for 2010!