Ken Olsen, founder of DEC, dead at 84


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Ken Olsen, co-founder of the defining technology company of a bygone era, Digital Equipment Corporation, has died. He was 84.

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Loved his quote about "there being absolutely no reason for anyone to have a computer in their home."
I remember reading that after his speech, possibly in IEEE magazine. Even then it was a bit humorous considering all the things happening at the time.

Robert F Schmitz

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Ahh DEC. Remember those many nights in the computer lab nabbing code from the drives. :p I did my homework too but my buddy was a whiz at driving the folks in the lab crazy.