Doug Engelbart & Ted Nelson come to dinner

On August 18, 2010, I had the great honor of entertaining Doug Engelbart and his wife Karen and Ted Nelson and his wife Marlene at my home. It isn't a high-production-values video, but they are such interesting people in person that I thought I'd share a little bit of the magic with the world. It felt like having Newton and Galileo over for dinner.

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I stumbled into cyberspace a long time ago and have been a participant observer ever since . I write books and blogs and teach and speak . On my way to doing all that communicating, I seem to do a fair amount of hunting, gathering, and alchemy -- that is, transforming what I hunt and gather into something of value to someone else. In the olden days, I wrote about a slice of life in my virtual community , so now I am reslicing my life by trying to capture some of the intertwingled online and offline stuff via video. I'm definitely still in amateur mind, which is where I think most of us are in the video vernacular that seems to be bubbling up.