AUGMENTING HUMAN INTELLECT  :  A Conceptual Framework   Dr. Engelbart  1962

The Conceptual Framework

Objective Of The Study
Conceptual Framework
The Basic Perspective

Detailed Discussion of the H-LAM/T System  

H-LAM/T: Human using Language, Artifacts, Methodology, in which he is Trained, which is to become NLS and later Augment. One suggested pronunciation, put forward by Ted Nelson, is 'Hamlet"

The Source of Intelligence
Intelligence Amplication
Two-Domain System
Concepts, Symbols, and a Hypothesis
Capability Repertoire Hierarchy

The Demo

A Hypothetical Description

Hypothetical Description Of Computer-Based Augmentation System
Single-Frame Composition
Single-Frame Manipulation
Structuring an Argument
General Symbol Structuring
Process Structuring
Team Cooperation
Miscellaneous Advanced Concepts

Research Recommendations

Objectives for a Research Program
Basic Research Recommendations
Whom to Augment First
Basic Regenerative Feature
Tools Developed and Tools Used
Research Plan for Activity A l
A Second Phase in the Research Program

This is an initial summary report of a project taking a new and systematic approach to improving the intellectual effectiveness of the individual human being. A detailed conceptual framework explores the nature of the system composed of the individual and the tools, concepts, and methods that match his basic capabilities to his problems. One of the tools that shows the greatest immediate promise is the computer, when it can be harnessed for direct on-line assistance, integrated with new concepts and methods.

NOTE: This paper by Douglas Engelbart lays out the theoretical foundations to his subsequent work and our subsequent information environments. It has been split into four separate sections and a lot of dated information has been removed. The full version all on one page is available here.  Printer friendly PDF version available here. Digest edit and contents frame system design & implementation by Frode Hegland, London 2001