Engelbart also played a huge role in the development of hypertext and precursors of GUIs. On 9th December 1968, in San Francisco, he gave what is fondly known as the Mother of All Demos. It featured several popular technologies which we use today including GUI, word processing, video conferencing and more.
The open source distribution system, Cydia, which can be installed on jailbroken iPhones is named after the codling moth, Cydia pomonella, whose larvae eat the apple fruit upon hatching. [more...]