Ivan Sutherland : Sketchpad Demo (1/2)

Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USyoT_Ha_bA


This video is a TV show made about the software Ivan Sutherland developed in his 1963 thesis at MIT's Lincoln Labs, "Sketchpad, A Man-Machine Graphical Communication System", described as one of the most influential computer programs ever written. This work was seminal in Human-Computer Interaction, Graphics and Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs), Computer Aided Design (CAD), and contraint/object-oriented programming. While watching this video, remember that the TX-2 computer (built circa 1958) on which the software ran was built from discrete transistors (not integrated circuits -it was room-sized) and contained just 64K of 36-bit words (~272k bytes).

(1/2) http://youtube.com/watch?v=USyoT_Ha_bA
( 2/2) http://youtube.com/watch?v=BKM3CmRqK2o