Ken Olsen, Founder Of DEC, Dead At 84

Monday, February 07, 2011 23:11
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Ken Olsen, Founder Of DEC, Dead At 84

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

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Olsen's company dominated the minicomputer era of the tech industry from the 1960s through the 1980s with the PDP and VAX series computers, and was a key part of the famed Route 128 technology corridor just outside Boston, along with companies like Data General and Wang. He was brillant and made a lasting contribution.  

 

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