‘…Meanwhile, young Doug Engelbart, a radar technician in the Navy who never saw combat (the war ended as his boat pulled out of the San Francisco Bay), was on his way to the Philippines, too. He was transferred to Leyte, the island, and though the record is not precisely clear on this point, perhaps to the little village called Leyte, too, at the end of a long inlet. It was here that, in the words of John Markoff, Engelbart “stumbled across a Red Cross reading library in a native hut set on stilts, complete with thatched roof and plentiful bamboo.” Five years ago, a visitor to Leyte snapped a photograph of the town of Leyte.
‘In a hut like that one — and maybe even one of those huts specifically — Engelbart opened up that issue of LIFE and read Bush’s Atlantic article. The ideas in the story plowed new intellectual terrain for Engelbart, and the seeds that he planted and nurtured there over the next twenty years grew, with the help of millions of others, into the Internet you see today…’
Celeb Cameos in Classic Video Game Ads
‘Before many actors become world famous, they pay the bills with TV commercials. YouTube channel “DigthatBoxRETRO” has compiled a huge list of ads featuring celebrities and athletes pitching video games from the 1970s and early 1980s. We’ve compiled a list of our favorites — subscribe to the DigThatBox YouTube channel to view the entire compilation…’
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‘YouTube Safety Mode helps you and your family avoid videos that might be OK with our Community Guidelines, but you might not want popping up on your family computer. Turning on Safety Mode in YouTube takes just one step. Scroll down to the bottom of any YouTube page and click on the button that says “Safety” at the bottom of the page—now you can choose your preferences for Safety Mode…’
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