Ken Olsen, the cofounder of Digital Equipment Corp, died last week.
The story of Olsen and DEC formed the heart of my book Creative Capital. I’ve been meaning to get around to publishing a blog post explaining why Ken Olsen still matters.
In the meantime, here are some of the best links to obits and memorials of Olsen, who Fortune magazine in 1986 called “America’s Most Successful Entrepreneur.”
Remembering Ken Olsen by Paul Kedrosky of Bloomberg BusinessWeek
Remembering Ken Olsen by Bruce Richardson
Ken Olsen Memorial by John Furrier of Silicon Angle
Obit by IDG News Service
Obit by Chris Mellor of Channel Register
Memorial by Robert Lenzner of Forbes
Obit by Gregory T. Huang of Xconomy
Memorial by Gordon Bell on Xconomy
Deadly sins the tech industry can’t seem to shake by Bill Snyder of Infoworld