Only a few decades ago, computers filled entire
rooms, and consumed enough electricity to power
over 100 households. The Digital Equipment
Corporation transformed the entire industry, making computers smaller, less expensive and more accessible.
DEC’s founder, Ken Olsen, led the revolution, and
in the process developed innovations that became
the basic principles of the Information Age. Olsen led DEC on a meteoric rise as one of the nation’s largest and most successful corporations.
Just as precipitously, DEC became a casualty of
the industry and expectations that they had helped
to create. Digital Man, Digital World presents the history of the Digital Equipment Corporation, and its lasting impact on American culture.