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The Revolution that Made Computing Personal


M. Mitchell Waldrop

Thursday, September 19, 2002

MEMBERS ONLY and VIP Reception - 6:00 PM
Member seating begins - 6:30 PM
General lecture seating begins - 6:50 PM
Lecture - 7:00 PM
Event ends promptly - 9:00 PM

HP Labs, Building 3
1501 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, California

Registration is now closed.

Call (650) 810-1898 for information.

Mitch Waldrop brings us the fascinating story of JCR Licklider and \The Revolution that Made Computing Personal.\ Licklider may well have been one of the most influential -- and least known -- people in the history of computer science. As a division director in the Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) in the early 1960s, Licklider put in place the funding priorities which led to the Internet and the inventions of the \mouse,\ \windows,\ and \hypertext.\

\The Dream Machine\ will be available for sale at the lecture and on-line at the Museum's store prior to the event. Every purchase helps to support the preservation of computing history.

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