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Doug Engelbart's Keynote Address at the Conference on Accelerating Change 2004 at Stanford University, Nov 2004
WATCH VIDEO: https://youtu.be/BRDC0HEbbDw
HEAR AUDIO: https://archive.org/details/ITC.AC2004DougEngelbart2004.11.07AcceleratingChange2004
ABSTRACT: In 1962, Dr. Engelbart began focusing his efforts on constructing a conceptual framework that would become his seminal work, originally written in a research report prepared for the Director of Information Sciences of the U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research. In this work, Dr. Engelbart describes the groundwork for such concepts as augmenting human intellect, improvement infrastructure, co-evolution of artifacts with social-cultural language-practices, and bootstrapping. The motivations for this framework were (and continue to be) the idea that both complexity and urgency are increasing exponentially and that the combination of both complexity and urgency will soon challenge our public and private organizations. Thus, organizations must actively work against the pressures of complexity and urgency to become increasingly faster and smarter at their core missions, and as such, organizations will need to become faster and smarter at how organizations continue to improve.