Ken Olsen

1926 - 2011

Ken Olsen

Kenneth Harry "Ken" Olsen (February 20, 1926 – February 6, 2011) was an American engineer who co-founded Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC) in 1957 with colleague Harlan Anderson and his brother Stan Olsen. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ken Olsen has received more than 145,178 page views. His biography is available in 20 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 271st most popular inventor.

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  • 4.11

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.80

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among inventors, Ken Olsen ranks 271 out of 323Before him are Frank Zamboni, George Graham, Christopher C. Kraft Jr., Ralph Hartley, Alfred Vail, and Isaac Pitman. After him are John Philip Holland, Siegfried Marcus, Lester Allan Pelton, André Blondel, Ivan Polzunov, and François Isaac de Rivaz.

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Among people born in 1926, Ken Olsen ranks 236Before him are William Wakefield Baum, Moshe Sanbar, Hans Günter Winkler, Christine Jorgensen, Anneliese Rothenberger, and Héctor Vilches. After him are Richard Jaeckel, René Depestre, Ann Curtis, Danièle Delorme, Ludvík Vaculík, and Abdur Rahman Biswas. Among people deceased in 2011, Ken Olsen ranks 218Before him are Jean Bartik, Luiz Bueno, Nicol Williamson, Scott Columbus, James Arness, and Boris Chertok. After him are Mario Echandi Jiménez, Agustín García-Gasco Vicente, Andrej Bajuk, Jack LaLanne, Margaret Price, and Edmundo Ros.

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In United States

Among people born in United States, Ken Olsen ranks 4,740 out of 12,171Before him are Scott Columbus (1956), Lucretia Garfield (1832), Bret Easton Ellis (1964), Jerry Lucas (1940), Peter Facinelli (1973), and James Arness (1923). After him are Sage Stallone (1976), Brian Houghton Hodgson (1800), Elizabeth Perkins (1960), Lara Flynn Boyle (1970), Karl Logan (1965), and Terry Bozzio (1950).

Among INVENTORS In United States

Among inventors born in United States, Ken Olsen ranks 65Before him are Cyrus McCormick (1809), David Bushnell (1742), Frank Zamboni (1901), Christopher C. Kraft Jr. (1924), Ralph Hartley (1888), and Alfred Vail (1807). After him are Lester Allan Pelton (1829), Lynn Conway (1938), George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. (1859), Wilson Greatbatch (1919), Dan Bricklin (1951), and Norman Joseph Woodland (1921).