Snopes on Ken Olsen

From: Paul Koning <>
Date: Tue Sep 21 15:02:48 2004

>>>>> "David" == David V Corbin <> writes:

 David> But you should read the ENTIRE item, and understand the
 David> context!

I just did. It looks like an amazing case of trying to spin the story
and make it look like Ken didn't miss the PC opportunity entirely. It
won't wash. He did miss it, and his attempts to spin it into
something else after the fact are disappointing.

Besides, never mind what he thought he meant when he talked about it a
decade or two later. What matters is what DEC people (and others)
thought he meant in the early days of the PC. For that audience, the
obvious meaning of the single sentence is what was heard and what set
the direction, and the rest is history.

Received on Tue Sep 21 2004 - 15:02:48 BST

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