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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, zoom seminars,  and joint activities. We want to preserve Ken Olsen's cultural, technical and management legacies. We promote events ofl ex-DEC clubs. Membership is open to all former employees and contractors - JOIN HERE!   To submit content, email webmaster.
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EventsSave the date for our Summer WooSox BBQ at Polar Park in Worcester MA - Sun June 23, 2024
Tickets NOW ON SALE - Details at this page.

DEC Connection

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DEC Corporate Talk on the UK's Reading Digital Revolution

  • Tech Talks and Corporate Talks can be delivered by any former Digital employee, anywhere in the world.  The purpose is to reconnect former teammates, enjoy technical or professional nostalgia, and share some of our finest Digital programs and projects with others who weren't involved, but would love hearing about your experience.  
  • Here is a link to the DEC Connection Zoom Talks page with recordings.  We are looking to schedule our next talk.  Talks are anywhere from 20-40 minutes long with discussion and Q&A following; total usually an hour.  You can use powerpoint slides or pictures, or not.  If you're interested in giving a talk, email us at info@decconnection.org.  
  • Corporate Talks from all former employees, worldwide, are also welcome.  
UPCOMING and RECENT REUNIONS
The Mill

Recent Memorials

click on link above for details

  • Eli Lipcon, 77, Lincoln MA, 25 February 2024
  • Kathy Stone, 77, Hampton CT/Lunenburg MA, 7 February 2024
  • Dick (Richard F.) King, 89, Maynard MA, 12 December 2023
  • George Nickerson, 81, The Villages FL, 28 November 2023
  • Jack Shields, 85, Gloucester MA and Naples FL, 14 November 2023
  • George A. Murphy, 79, Milford NH, 12 June 2022
MISC INFO
HP Connection
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  • Need Retirement/Pension info? 
    • Fidelity Investments still handles all DEC pension plans for HP that have not been withdrawn or started incomeHowever, if you have been receiving income from your DEC pension, that responsibility has now been transferred to Prudential Insurance Co. and you should still be receiving those payments.
    • HP Retirement Services Center at Fidelity 1-800-457-4015
    • Prudential Pension Department: 1-877-778-2100
  • Need Stock Plan info? 
    First try:
    Morgan Stanley,
    Employee Stock Plan Service Center at (toll-free) 1-866-722-7310. You input your social security number and then a person will answer.  Employee StockPlan Connect tech support for N/S America for website is available at toll-free: +1 866-722-7310.  Europe: +1 801-617-7700.
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.)

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 no longer available. 

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