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Digital Equipment Corporation

Digital Equipment Corporation, using the trademark Digital, was a major American company in the computer industry from the 1960s to the 1990s. The company was co-founded by Ken Olsen and Harlan Anderson in 1957. Olsen was president until forced to resign in 1992, after the company had gone into precipitous decline. DEC was a leading vendor of computer systems, including computers and peripherals, their PDP and successor VAX products were the most successful of all minicomputers in terms of sales. DEC was acquired in June 1998 by Compaq in what was at that time the largest merger in the history of the computer industry. At the time, Compaq was focused on the enterprise market and had purchased several other large vendors. DEC was a major player overseas. However, Compaq had little idea what to do with its acquisitions, soon found itself in financial difficulty of its own; the company subsequently merged with Hewlett-Packard in May 2002. As of 2007, PDP-11, VAX, AlphaServer systems were still produced under the HP name.

From 1957 until 1992, DEC's headquarters were located in a former wool mill in Maynard, Massachusetts. The headquarter buildings were vacated in 1993, renamed Clock Tower Place, subsequently redeveloped as Mill & Main Place, a 1.1 million square foot facility for offices and light industry. Focusing on the small end of the computer market allowed DEC to grow without its potential competitors making serious efforts to compete with them, their PDP series of machines became popular in the 1960s the PDP-8 considered to be the first successful minicomputer. Looking to simplify and update their line, DEC replaced most of their smaller machines with the PDP-11 in 1970 selling over 600,000 units and cementing DEC's position in the industry. Designed as a follow-on to the PDP-11, DEC's VAX-11 series was the first used 32-bit minicomputer, sometimes referred to as "superminis"; these systems were able to compete in many roles with larger mainframe computers, such as the IBM System/370. The VAX was a best-seller, with over 400,000 sold, its sales through the 1980s propelled the company into the second largest computer company in the industry.

At its peak, DEC was the second largest employer in Massachusetts, second only to the Massachusetts State Government. The rapid rise of the business microcomputer in the late 1980s, the introduction of powerful 32-bit systems in the 1990s eroded the value of DEC's systems. DEC's last major attempt to find a space in the changing market was the DEC Alpha 64-bit RISC instruction set architecture. DEC started work on Alpha as a way to re-implement their VAX series, but employed it in a range of high-performance workstations. Although the Alpha processor family met both of these goals, for most of its lifetime, was the fastest processor family on the market high asking prices were outsold by lower priced x86 chips from Intel and clones such as AMD. DEC was acquired in June 1998 by Compaq, in what was at that time the largest merger in the history of the computer industry. At the time, Compaq was focused on the enterprise market and had purchased several other large vendors. DEC was a major player overseas.

However, Compaq had little idea what to do with its acquisitions, soon found itself in financial difficulty of its own. The company subsequently merged with Hewlett-Packard in May 2002; as of 2007, some of DEC's product lines were still produced under the HP name. Beyond DECsystem-10/20, PDP, VAX and Alpha, DEC was well respected for its communication subsystem designs, such as Ethernet, DNA, DSA, its "dumb terminal" subsystems including VT100 and DECserver products. DEC's Research Laboratories conducted DEC's corporate research; some of them are still operated by Hewlett-Packard. The laboratories were: Western Research Laboratory in Palo Alto, California, US Systems Research Center in Palo Alto, California, US Network Systems Laboratory in Palo Alto, California, US Cambridge Research Laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US Paris Research Laboratory in Paris, France MetroWest Technology Campus in Maynard, Massachusetts, USSome of the former employees of DEC's Research Labs or DEC's R&D in general include: Gordon Bell: technical visionary, VP Engineering 1972–83.

DEC supported the ANSI standards the ASCII character set, which survives in Unicode and the ISO 8859 character set family. DEC's own Multinational Character Set had a large influence on ISO 8859-1 and, by extension, Unicode; the first versions of the C language and the Unix operating system ran on DEC's PDP series of computers, which were among the first commercially viable minicomputers, although for several years DEC itself did not encourage the use of

I'm Rose, Darling

I'm Rose, Darling is a 2015 Burmese drama film directed by Wyne and starring Nay Toe and Phway Phway. It is one of the films; this film was achieved Best Actress and Best Director Awards at Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards. Khune Tha who lives with his grandfather at Htar Thakhin's House in Pyinoolwin as housekeeper after his father died. Htar Thakhin visited her house in Pyinoolwin and met with Khune Tha for the first time in her young age, she bullies on Khune Tha in all kind of ways since childhood until adult. Khune Tha is being patient on her due to his grandfather's sayings. After few years the fortune of Htar Thakhin has turned, her father was dead and she lost all of her properties because of her grandmother. Since she is a naughty person, she could not communicate with others. By chance, her roommate at hostel introduced a job at shoes sale counter. Khune Tha worked hard and become a millionaire by chance. One day, Khune Tha accidentally met Htar Thakhin at shopping mall where she works and Khune Tha had a plan to revenge on her.

And the love story happens between them. Nay Toe as Khune Tha Phway Phway as Htar Takhin Heavy Phyo as Young Khune Tha, childhood life of Khune Sa Yoon Yoon as Young Htar Takhin, childhood life of Htar Takhin Myanmar Times reported the film as a "box office hit". 2015, Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards'Best Female Lead Actress' award for – Phway Phway 2015, Myanmar Motion Picture Academy Awards'Best Director' award for Wyne Thet Mon Myint was the first planned actress in this movie. She refused to act kiss scene due to cultural things. Phway Phway was replaced in Thet Mon Myint. Although there were a lot of media attacks to Phway Phway, she managed to make the film; this Film had problems before recording and in showing time

William Colston Leigh Sr.

William Colston Leigh Sr. created one of the world's leading speakers' agencies, the W. Colston Leigh Bureau, he was the son of painter William R. Leigh, born at New York City, was raised in Portsmouth, Virginia. Prior to establishing the W. Colston Leigh Bureau in 1929, he tried his hand at a number of different roles, including scrap sorter, night watchman and tango teacher. Prior to coming to New York City, he was offered a college baseball scholarship in Georgia – an offer he turned down in order to make an unsuccessful attempt to break into opera as a singer. After trying a number of occupations, he started the W. Colston Leigh Bureau in 1929, which still operates in Somerville, New Jersey. Among its notable clients were Eleanor Roosevelt, Edward R. Murrow, Clement Attlee, William L. Shirer, Jim Thorpe, Art Buchwald, Will Durant, Indira Gandhi, James A. Michener. After an unsuccessful marriage to Helen M. Cady, he married Ardis Neff on August 20, 1946, he has William Colston Leigh Jr.. He died in 1992 in Florida.

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