Command post of the Future

Man, machine interface. Doug Engelbart’s (of ARPA) vision of the computer as enhancing the human intellect requires people also to grow to meet the machine. Chording keyboard allows one handed typing.

Also wanted to change how groups intact. Hence command post of the future. Uses data structures designed to allow putting human knowledge into a computer dstabase mind, to allow command staff to input all of their plans on the same map, and visualize it. Opps guy develops a plan, drags it over to the logistics guy’s map and he can work on how to support it. Commander can see it all, our zoom in to one user’s map.

from The Department of Mad Scientists, a horribly written book about the founding of ARPA.

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Posted on July 15, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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