It is with great sadness that I heard that Ken Olsen has passed away at age 84. He was surrounded by family and friends in Indiana. Ken Olsen started a revolution in the computer industry producing some of the finest and innovative products on the market. Even today, products built while he was at the helm of Digital Equipment Corporation are still running and functional. An era gone by of quality and durability which now seems all but a memory.
A memorial service is being planned at Gordon College in May to celebrate his life.
One of my favourite quotes attributed to Ken was when a reporter asked how many people worked at Digital, and Ken said "About half".