Wednesday, February 9, 2011

DEC founder Ken Olsen is dead - Silence at the Mill

The Register today contained an obituary to Ken Olsen, the man who created DEC. Reading the article brings back many memories for me. The first computer I worked with in the mid 1980s was a VAX 11/750, along with Dec Professionals. We implemented a distributed accounting system (MAS-M from Hoskyns) for BRS Northern. I then moved to BRS Group where we started writing a more advanced system using the latest DEC software at the time. ACMS, TDMS, RDB etc, I was the DBA responsible for designing and implementing the corporate database. Great times, great memories. I will raise a glass in your memory tonight.

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