Toward augmenting the human intellect and boosting our collective IQ

  title={Toward augmenting the human intellect and boosting our collective IQ},
  author={Douglas C. Engelbart},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
  • D. Engelbart
  • Published 1 August 1995
  • Computer Science
  • Commun. ACM
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