RIP Ken Olsen

Just heard the sad news today that Ken Olsen, the founder of Digital Equipment Corp passed away on Sunday. I worked at DEC for many years and the comments and reactions to the obituaries already published are all much in the same vein where folks are reminiscing back to what was possibly a unique era.
Certainly there are tech companies out there today who make an effort to pass responsibility and encourage creativity as far as it will go as well as ensuring a pleasant working environment, Google and Apple spring to mind.
Sad days but positive memories.

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