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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 - JOIN HERE!   To submit content, email webmaster.


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Reunions & Events

- Sat. April 7, 2018 for semi-annual Phoenix AZ luncheon at Santisi Brothers


- Thurs. April 26, 2018 for the 16th Annual CXO Reunion in Colorado Springs


-   The date of our next Maynard Mill get-together has been changed (from Friday May 18) to Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 2 to 5 PM at the Battle Road Brew House behind the pond on Sudbury St. We apologize for any inconvenience but hope you'll be able to join us on Sunday afternoon.

We are arranging for Mini-Reunions: organize a group of at least 8 and reserve one or more tables by emailing us at with your name(s) and organization.

DEC Connection will provide some yummy appetizers (beef and brisket sliders, nacho bar, wings platter, smoked veggie crudites), and a DEC Connection logo umbrella as a gift to our paid-up members. All drinks and additional food are the $ responsibility of the individual.

To help cover our minimum financial obligation to the Pub, we are selling advance tickets only for this event. $5 for paid-up members, $6 for non-members or guests. **Please purchase your ticket by Wed., April 25th** so we can get an accurate count of attendees ahead of the event for ordering gifts. We do have a firm limit on the number we can accommodate in our private area so sign up ASAP so you don't get closed out. If we don't fill up by April 25 we can take additional registrations until May 11th. No walk-ins or paying at the door.

HERE IS THE LINK to buy your ticket.

HERE IS A LINK to JOIN DEC Connection if you aren't a paid-up member.

Of course, those who wish can stay for dinner to enjoy an extended reunion with Digital friends. Hope to see you at the Battle Road Brew House (GPS: 20 Sudbury Street, Maynard) on Sunday 20 May!



Past Reunions:



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!


The DVD of Digital_Man/Digital_World is available from PBS; $24.95 plus ship.

Here is a link to shopPBS to purchase.



click on link above for details

  • Allen Clark, 77, Melbourne FL/Colorado Springs, 10 Mar 2018

  • Gilles P. Tardif, 83, Sarasota FL, 20 Feb 2018

  • Joseph M. Meany, Jr. 78, Marlborough MA, 10 Feb 2018

  • Bruce D. Bolduc, 70, Leominster MA, 27 Jan 2018

  • Steve (John Stephen) Hayes, 69, Colorado Springs, 18 Jan 2018

  • Norman H. Douglas, 78, Chelmsford MA, 13 Jan 2018

  • Warren Sander, 59, Collierville, TN, 13 Jan 2018

  • Donald J. Alusic, 75, Amherst NH, 2 Oct 2017


HAPPY 60th ANNIVERSARY DIGITAL!  See article in the Telegram for pics and nostalgia.


FOR RENT:  Waterfront Falmouth House - member Cathy Faucher


Where to Sell or Donate your old Digital hardware


HP Connection

and click on the link under “US Alumni Product Purchase Program”. Then follow the instructions to register for the program.

  • Know someone who is leaving HP? Please pass the word to anyone leaving HP to use the HP Alumni Association's "ASAP Checklist" immediately. It has advice and mutual help -- developed by HPAA members -- on the many things you have to do before you lose access to HP's internal systems. Thanks to Curt Gowan for this info. Go to (HPAA membership not required.)

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