Link to the Beeb article here:
I didn’t read a lot of his stuff but without fail everything I did read I loved. He created a wonderful universe and I hope he’s earned soem well deserved rest and enjoyment.
Please excuse me I have to add some books to my Amazon wishlist...
In other obituaries people who know anything about PDP/VAX systems will be saddened. Ken Olson the founder of Digital Equipment Corporation has died:
I currently have...
A MicroVax II and boards to make a MicroVax III. (Complete with rack and RA82 hard drive.)
A Vaxstation 4000-60. (The drive died in i recently so I have to re-load it. Most silent machine I own.)
I grew up working with equipment he designed and for a long long time it was the only computer systems I worked with in school. It wasn’t the first I ever used (IBM 5100) but it was the ones I used the most in early years.
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