"There was no reason for news of Ken Olsen's death to hit me hard. I never worked for the man; heck, I never even met him. But he was a big influence on my life and industry.
Ken wasn't some charismatic guy that people would crowd into convention centers to see. But he was the original dragon-slayer, the Man who slew the myth of IBM invincibility. The world has never been the same.
Long before Steve Jobs announced the Macintosh on Super Bowl Sunday 1984, portraying IBM as Big Brother in the process, Ken Olsen became IBM's little brother in the important business of business computing.".....
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