Digital Equipment Corp. Co-founder Ken Olsen Dies at Age 84

Feb 8, 2011 Full story: PC World

Kenneth Olsen, the computer industry pioneer who co-founded minicomputer maker Digital Equipment Corp., died at the age of 84 on Sunday.

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Since: Feb 11

Marlborough, MA

#1 Feb 8, 2011
Ken was an amazing man with strong integrity and fierce devotion to his employees at Digital.

Rest in peace, Ken.
Right Said Fred

Dracut, MA

#2 Feb 9, 2011
Where have all the Ken Olsens gone? He was a great man!
Sela Ward

Pittsburgh, PA

#3 Feb 11, 2011
Come on! a founder or CEO caring about their employees while they profit off the sweat of their backs... I don't believe it, how could it be true?
Don Smith

Leonard, TX

#4 Jul 7, 2013
Sela Ward wrote:
Come on! a founder or CEO caring about their employees while they profit off the sweat of their backs... I don't believe it, how could it be true?
That man had more integrity than any person you will ever know. Back in his (and my) day- people like him really existed. MBA's, Financial consultants, "HR Professionals", attorneys and Wall Street crushed him. He was just a good guy who provided a great product, excellent customer service, and integrity- Probably one of the most ethical men to ever start a company. Of course they crushed him. Ran him off- stripped the corporation bare and had a fire sale..

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