TITLE: What It Must Feel Like to be Ivan Sutherland AUTHOR: Eugene Wallingford DATE: March 17, 2017 9:27 AM DESC: ----- BODY: In The Victorian Internet, Tom Standage, says this about the unexpected challenge facing William Cooke and Samuel Morse, the inventors of the telegraph:
[They] had done the impossible and constructed working telegraphs. Surely the world would fall at their feet. Building the prototypes, however, turned out to be the easy part. Convincing people of their significance was far more of a challenge.
That must be what it feels like to be Ivan Sutherland. Or Alan Kay, for that matter. -----