Digital Equipment Corporation

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Recorded Videos

 

Digital Man/Digital World (PBS Documentary on Ken Olsen)

A documentary film, created with a grant from Gordon College, telling the story of Ken Olsen, founder of Digital Equipment Corporation in 1957. Olsen revolutionized the electronics industry by making computers smaller and more accessible to both businesses and individuals. In 1986, Fortune magazine selected Olsen as “America’s Most Successful Entrepreneur” and featured him on its cover.

Ken Olsen 1957-1989 Video about Digital

A comprehensive look at Digital from its beginnings in 1957.

History of Digital Equipment Corporation (part of Maynard Sesquicentennial History Series)

As part of the Town of Maynard's Sesquicentennial (150th) celebrations, Maynard author and historian David Mark spoke about the rise and fall of Digital Equipment Corporation. This online Zoom presentation was attended by over 200 former Digital employees and includes many anecdotal stories of their time with the company.

Ken Olsen and the Maynard Historical Society

In 1998 Ken Olsen, the co-founder of Digital Equipment Corporation, and a great friend to the Town of Maynard, spoke to the Maynard Historical Society and reflected upon his introduction to the town and the Mill, where his company grew from a small office to a multi-billion dollar worldwide computer manufacturer.

 

Digital Manuals, Handbooks, etc.

Digital Equipment Corporation Records at Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California
The Digital Equipment Corporation records are 1,239 linear feet of material in 1,343 boxes. The records represent the largest and most complete set of DEC records in existence, dating from 1947 through 2002, with the bulk from the company’s years of operation from 1957 through 1998, when they were bought by Compaq Computer.

 

Books About Digital