Englebart Pokemon

Posted: 2012/01/29 in Uncategorized
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To pay respect to Douglas Englebart ( inventor of the computer mouse, and the development of hypertext, networked computers, and precursors to GUIs), I’ve created a pokemon card in honor of his birthday.

Image Link: Englebart

DS-106 Pokemon:


The assignment was to create a pokemon card using one of the internet pioneers as a theme base.


This process was fairly simple and almost “dummy” proof.  I found a picture of Douglas Englbart on google images, saved the image to my desktop of the computer that I was using, then used the online program pokemoncard to upload the image and create the card.  All that needed to be done was to add information to the provided fields on the internet site, such as the pokemon’s strength’s and weakness’s, and then click upload. BOOM…now you have your very own pokemon card.  After that, you save the completed image to your desktop and upload the image into your wordpress acount.  The process takes about ten minutes to complete ( including uploading it into wordpress).


I chose to create a pokemon card of Douglas Englebart because today is his birthday and it felt that it was only right to honor him in some way. Douglas Englebart was responsible for invention of the computer mouse, the development of hypertext, networked computers, and precursors to GUIs.  Happy Birthday, thanks for your contribution to computers and the internet we know today.

DS106: assignment link

  1. tokyo50mm says:

    That’s cute, adding the Happy Birthday attack for the occasion! 🙂
    Thanks for the link to the card generator, it might be useful later~

  2. arc432 says:

    Ahaha, nice one! I love how he is a psychic type. This assignment sure does bring back nostalgic memories!

  3. lockmantuj says:

    This is good. But I think you didn’t quite describe the assignment correctly based on the what’s on the ds106 site. The original description said to make a pokemon card of yourself. The pioneer angle is something that was added in our class.

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