Commanded out of existence
- Company: Digital Equipment Corp.
- Born: 1957
- Died: 1998 (merger with Compaq)
- Cause of Death: Ken Olsen
- Founder: Ken Olsen
- Most well-known product(s): PDP and VAX minicomputers
- Why we miss them: Legendary reliability and innovation. DEC systems created gods of the command line.
- Lasting image/quote: "There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home." -Ken Olsen, 1977
But to be fair, read this Snopes article about the quote: http://www.snopes.com/quotes/kenolsen.asp