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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

  • SMSGT Billy Ray Lewis, 80, Colorado Springs, 24 Sep 2016

  • Carole Anne Swenson Doup Hill, 75, Colorado Springs, 21 Sep 2016

  • Bob Brooks, 79, Surprise AZ, 15 Sep 2016

  • Mike Spindler, 5 Sep 2016

  • Debra Amidon, 69, Wilmington MA, 13 Aug 2016

  • John Fish, 89, Colorado Springs CO, 9 Aug 2016

HP Connection

  • Handy Reference Chart: info on Retiree Benefits, Stock Plan

  • Need Retirement/Pension info?  First try: HP Retirement Services Center at Fidelity 1-800-457-4015

  • DEC Retiree Benefits include the HP Employee Purchase Plan

  • 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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