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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


- Next get-together at Maynard Mill will be at the Battle Road Pub on Friday, May 18, 2018, from 4-7 PM.  We are arranging for Mini-Reunions: organize a small group of your friends and reserve one or more tables (up to 10 per) by emailing us at with your name(s) and organization. 


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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

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

  • Marge Hollis, 87, Sandwich MA, 17 Nov 2017

  • Keith Glick, 77, Colorado Springs, 12 Nov 2017

  • Sirvan Monty Farris, 55, Colorado Springs, 10 Nov 2017

  • Bob A. Johnson, 74, Acton MA, 4 Nov 2017

  • Joseph F. Smith, 82, Bedford NH, 6 Oct 2017

  • Eugene Graham, 76, Martha's Vineyard, 10 July 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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