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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

- DEC Connection Summer BBQ-Picnic on Sat. afternoon, Aug 18 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.

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Other past Reunions:

Digital_Man/Digital_World

 

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!

http://video.wfyi.org/video/2282149336/

 

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

Here is a link to shopPBS to purchase.

 

Memorials

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  • Vince Yohe, 75, Sun River, Montana, 8 Aug 2018 (service 25 Aug)

  • Marty Gilbert, 80, Colorado Springs, 28 July 2018

  • John F. Ehrgott, 77, Castle Rock CO, 21 July 2018

  • Peter Davis, Arlington MA, 11 July 2018

  • Gary W. Sicard, 71, Fitchburg MA, 11 July 2018

  • Dale Rutschow, Colorado Springs, 15 June 2018

  • Patrick Bowe, 85, Littleton MA, 15 May 2018

  • Pier Carlo Falotti, Geneva Switzerland, 24 April 2018

  • Benny M. Sofka, 101, Maynard MA, 10 March 2018

     Announcements

VAX and PDP-11 still live!

  -Thanks to 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

  -And thanks to Jack MacKeen for this gem, same source:

Das blinkenlights are back thanks to RPi revival of the PDP-11 Retro computing fans wrap classic DEC fascia round world's fave hobby machine

 

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

 

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 http://www.hpalumni.org/asap (HPAA membership not required.)

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