XH558 - was Re: using new technology etc

Brian L. Stuart blstuart at bellsouth.net
Fri Jan 2 00:35:14 CST 1970

On Fri, 6/19/15, William Donzelli <wdonzelli at gmail.com> wrote:
> DEC architecture machines were in the serious minority when it came to
> military computers in combat service.

It turns out that was partly by design.  Recently I was reading an
interview with Ken Olsen that I hadn't seen before.  In it he was
saying that particularly in the early days DEC made a point of
avoiding government, especially military, contracts.  All of the
special accounting and record keeping that was required was
more trouble than it was worth.


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