08 February 2011

R.I.P. Ken Olsen ~ DEC's Founding Father...

Sad to hear MIT alumnus Ken Olsen has passed away. Student of Jay Forrester, co-founder of mini-computer giant Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), Olsen dominated an entire generation of computing -- and then lost the future, letting his company whither into a subsidiary of an acquisition of a shadow of bygone greatness. Sad on so many levels.

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