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David Mark presents

All Things DEC

Wednesday, June 17

7:00 pm via Zoom

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Maynard's own author and local historian David Mark will give a presentation on the history of the Digital Equipment Corporation. 


Digital Equipment Corporation (digital, DEC) had a glorious arc that started with some rented space in the mill complex in 1957, furnished with office furniture bought on credit from Gruber Bros. Furniture, then rising to make Maynard the "Minicomputer capital of the world," as a multi-billion dollar company second only to IBM. Mark's talk, with many images from the archives of the Maynard Historical Society, will span the origin, rise, peak and decline of DEC. He will touch on the work experience of women at DEC, and the company's commitment to diversity training. 


Wedding photo of Ken Olsen and Aulikki Valve, December 12, 1950, in Finland

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