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Mr Palmer ran a $20M chip company before joining DEC. A joke about him that went the rounds within Digital, while he was laying off everyone not connected with the Alpha chip, was that he would soon be running a $20M chip company again...

Fortunately for stockholders, that didn't come true. Still, I don't think he will be remembered fondly by many of his ex-employees.

Bob Palmer - second and least of Digital's presidents.

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