Harlan Anderson has written a clear account of his interesting, productive, and caring life that I recommend because of his role as an industry pioneer. While a personally enjoyable story because of our backgrounds and friendship, he posits his record covering an 80-year, four generation period that we may be repeating. Andy provides additional insight about the rough demise of Digital Equipment Corp., once the second largest computer company he co-founded with Ken Olsen. Andy was critical for Digital's first decade including just starting into its notion of OEM as a distribution and application channel. A reader might ask "Without him, who indeed served as a catalyst, would there have been Digital?" Andy is a pioneer of the computer industry.
-- Gordon Bell, Principal Researcher, Microsoft Corporation