The Big Do: DEC, a hot firm, aims at IBM

DEC, a hot firm, aims at IBM

Even in the computer industry, which is known for its hype and hullabaloo, the trade show that Digital Equipment Corp. opened in Boston last week is a happening. It is the largest and most lavish extravaganza ever held by a single computer manufacturer, and not even all the hotels in the Hub could accommodate the 50,000 executives, financial analysts and journalists from 25 countries who are expected to attend the $25 million, eleven-day affair. To house the overflow crowd, the Queen Elizabeth 2 and the Star/Ship Oceanic luxury liners were docked alongside the spacious World Trade Center on Boston Harbor, where...

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