nineThe Impact of Changing Technology

Paul Kampas

During DEC’s forty-year history the technology of information processing and computing changed dramatically. Some of these changes were the direct result of DEC’s own innovative products, some of them were the result of competition that DEC stimulated, and some of them were simply a product of the times. As a result, DEC in its midlife was operating not only in a different technological environment and market but at the same time the organization was growing and the products themselves were becoming more complex.


The computer revolution is the technology wave that transformed processing power from scarcity to abundance. Because processing is the “engine” ...

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