Ivan Sutherland demonstrating Sketchpad on the TX-2

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Date
1963 ca.
Credit Line
Courtesy of the MIT Museum
Keywords
Computer-aided design; CAD; TX-2 (Computer); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT); Sutherland, Ivan E.
Object ID
102652182

Sutherland demonstrates the Sketchpad program, part of his MIT PhD thesis and generally recognized as the first computer-aided drafting (CAD) program. Drawings were highly structured. Changing a master object template changed all instances of its use.