Digital Equipment founder Ken Olsen was one of the smartest people ever to grace the tech landscape. Yet seemingly every recollection of his legacy makes sure to cite his dumbest quote.
"There is no reason for any individual to have a computer in his home," Olsen told a meeting of the World Future Society in Boston in 1977.
Though Olsen would later claim that the quote was misinterpreted, it's since acquired the status of punch line, an eternal shorthand summation for corporate cluelessness.
What a shame. Long after it became clear to everyone that the PC was … Read more