Welcome to The DEC Connection!
The DEC Connection is an association dedicated
to preserving the unique culture of Digital Equipment Corporation by
reuniting the Digital family through face-to-face events, intra-personal and
group communications, and joint activities. We want to preserve
Ken Olsen's cultural, technical and
management legacies. We promote events of local ex-DEC clubs. Membership
is open to all former employees and contractors -
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Reunions & Events
NEW! **KARAOKE!** Sing Along
Afternoon (with late lunch)
The DEC Connection is holding a sing along (karaoke) & late
lunch on Saturday June 1st from 1-5 PM at the Pleasant Cafe at
36 Main Street in Maynard. Come and join your DEC colleagues and
have a delicious dinner and sing the afternoon away. The food is
provided and there will be a cash bar. The food buffet will
include: pretzels, garlic bread, sandwich platter, chicken and
eggplant parmesan, salad, chicken tenders, steak and cheese
eggrolls, and for dessert, coffee/tea and cookies.
There will be group, solo, and duo sing alongs. There will also
be prizes for the best solo and duos (as determined by the
group). The cost is $10 per paid-up members and $15 for non-paid
members and guests. **Space
is limited so sign up early on our website here**. We'll
sell tickets through May 24 or until reaching capacity.
Sat., 6 Apr.
luncheon - Contact GalenDavis@aol.com
Thu, 25 Apr. 2019, Colorado Springs
Annual - Contact
- Digital Germany: 25th annual DEC Reunion will
be held on Thu., May 23rd. Colleagues from the former WEGY
offices (COO,COE, Cologne area) will hold their 25th annual
meeting on Thursday, May 23rd in Cologne. If you are interested
to join, please contact Ingolf Marzenski at
- Sun., 2 Jun 2019, Management
Sciences Consulting - Contact
DEC Connection Summer BBQ-Picnic on Sat. afternoon, Aug 18,
2018 in Marlboro at
the Hunters' house - write up and photos
- Maynard Mill get-together at the
Battle Road Brewery House was Sunday, May 20, 2018.
See the writeup and photos here.
click on link above for details
William P. (Bill) Keating, 88, Concord MA, 8 Feb
Harlan E. Anderson, 89, New Canaan CT, 30 Jan
John Sherwood Brown, 76, Glebe, NSW, Australia, 25 Jan 2019
Jeff David Higgins, Omaha NE, 24 Jan 2019
Peter J. W. Lamb, 60, Annapolis MD and Dania
Beach FL, 21 Jan 2019
Mary Riffelmacher, 72, Colorado Springs, 6 Jan
Joseph Cosgrove, 82, North Falmouth MA, 4 Jan 2019
Paul A. Serra, 59, Nashua NH, 13 Dec 2018
Dick Thompson, Colorado Springs, 9 Nov 2018
Jo Anne Falco, 63, Merrimack NH, 15 June 2015
Where to Sell or Donate your old Digital
DONATING OR RECYCLING COMPUTER EQUIPMENT
It's that time of year when you may be thinking of
donating older electronic equipment to a Charity. For those who have
already done this, let us hear from you on the organizations you would
recommend. For Massachusetts readers, it has come to our attention that
there is a local cancer charity that you may want to put on your list. This
charity is 100%
volunteer cancer scientists, survivors, and information technologists.
The name of the organization is
Recycle Computers4 Cancer [www.recyclecomputers4cancer.org]
and it donates all proceeds to help Cancer patients and their families
through the SMCAC (Scientific & Medical Coalition Against Cancer). They have
securely erased all data on hard drives that are donated for the past 12 years,
including major pharmaceutical companies, banks, individuals, law firms, and
financial institution. Also, all computer donations are tax deductible with
no donation considered
too small or large.
can be dropped off or arranged to be picked up. Items accepted for
donation are listed at
For free pickup, fill out and send in the donation form at
The contact for RC4C is Eric Grund at
VAX and PDP-11 still live!
Sue Yarger for
sending in this note from the UK Register:
NASA dusts off
FORTRAN manual, revives 20-year-old data on Ganymede - Analysing Galileo's
Jovian moon results
to Jack MacKeen
for this gem, same source:
are back thanks to RPi revival of the PDP-11 Retro computing fans wrap
classic DEC fascia round world's fave hobby machine
60th ANNIVERSARY DIGITAL!
See article in the Telegram for pics and nostalgia.
click on the link under “US Alumni Product Purchase Program”. Then
follow the instructions to register for the program.
The first PBS showing of Digital_Man/Digital_World
was 21 Feb 2012 in Indianapolis - here is a link to the 57-minute video
on their website to watch on your computer!
DVD of Digital_Man/Digital_World is available from PBS; $24.95
Here is a link to shopPBS to purchase.