Back when I worked for digital equipment corporation Ken Olson (founder) was quoted as saying ” who would ever want a computer at home”.
He started one of the most successful mini-computer companies of the 70s and 80s but his legacy will be his inability to see that what the mini-computer did to the mainframe the PC was about to do to the mini-computer.
Fast forward 20 years…. I cant tell you how many people have asked me what I am going to do with my iPad when I get it. After all I have a laptop and an iPhone. My answer is, “ask Ken Olson.”
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