Our current research involving intelligent interfaces for crisis managers, intelligence analysts, and police operations can be traced to a seminal position first published twenty years ago entitled Humane Intelligence. This perspective captures an adaptive systems philosophy through a wholistic blending of human and artificial intelligence designed to function within information surrounds. The original paper was foundational for prescribing how human factors might influence artificial intelligence, specifically within the domain of fighter pilots performing tactical operations. This paper revisits this theoretical approach to intelligent systems by reviewing principles, attributes, and ideas using a contemporary lens of human factors and ergonomics culture. After reviewing basic-level concepts the paper presents examples of how humane intelligence has both evolved and influenced several lines of research including concept mapping ontologies, fuzzy cognitive models, affective computing, scaled world technology, and human-agent architectures.