Photograph, Prototype Light Pen for Screen Interaction


This black and white photograph shows a light pen, one of the candidates for interaction between a computer user and a computer tested at SRI.

The original image dates from about 1965.


William K. English, Douglas C. Engelbart, and Melvyn L. Berman, “Display-Selection Techniques for Text Manipulation,” IEEE Transactions on Human Factors in Electronics, March 1967, Vol. HFE-8, No. 1, pp. 5-15. This image was published as figure 5.

Photograph Taken: 1965Date Made (Print): 2014

Maker Of The Print: SRI International

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of SRI International

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2015.3073.13Catalog Number: 2015.3073.13Nonaccession Number: 2015.3073

Object Name: photograph

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 8 1/2 in x 11 in x 1/16 in; 21.59 cm x 27.94 cm x .15875 cm


Record Id: nmah_1761520

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