Douglas Carl Engelbart (January 30, 1925 – July 2, 2013)
is the original inventor of the computer mouse.
His belief was that when human systems and tool systems were aligned, such that workers spent time "improving their tools for improving their tools" it would lead to an accelerating rate of progress.
Engelbart's law is the observation that the intrinsic rate of human performance is exponential.
Engelbart labeled Collective IQ as the measure of how well people can work on important problems and opportunities collectively. It is, ultimately, a measure of effectiveness.
It has long been the fashion to talk of human performance as if it were dependent on a particular socio-technology fabric. Yet Engelbart felt that what was important was not the particulars of that fabric, but its nature. He called the nature of that fabric The Bootstrap Paradigm.
Central to his realization was a Dynamic Knowledge Repository (DKR) capable of enabling the concurrent development, integration and application of knowledge (CoDIAK). Such a DKR would itself be subject to the CoDIAK process.
This is a co-evolution of the human system and the tool system. To facilitate this, Engelbart observed that a particular structure of human activities is most useful and natural, the A-level ('Business as Usual'), B-level ('Improving how we do that') and C-level ('Improving how we improve') Activities.
In ABC Model, and particularly Turbo Charge the C Activity and Extra Bootstrapping Engelbart addresses the necessity of the C-level activity in the shift from an incremental improvement curve to an exponential improvement curve.
Whereas B-level activities achieve mildly-exponential results, Engelbart held that C-levels activities are necessary to achieve bootstrapping, improving the improvement, a direct dependence on the intrinsically exponential nature of humans.
Over the years, personal computers have evolved exponentially, and as should be with the computer mouse.
People's usage habits changed significantly.
But the mouse hasn't.
Computer mouse today still look and work the same as they did 30 years ago.
The world needs new mouse improvement solution to accommodate change.
The world needs Right 'Bove Touch's working solution.
I'll continue writing on this another day