This website is
dedicated to the memory of our founder and hero, Kenneth H. Olsen (20 Feb 1926 -
6 Feb 2011).
Welcome to The DEC Connection!
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,
Special Offer from Barb Finer for DEC Connection members to try out
TechSandBox programs: During the rest of 2014, DEC Connection members or
anyone showing an old Digital badge when they register at the door will get
$20 off (which is free for more than half the programs). Go to
www.techsandbox.org/calendar.html for dates of programs, SIGs, etc. Lots
of Digital alums are already taking advantage of these terrific resources
for networking and learning. Be sure to check out "Office Hours with
Experts" - currently pro bono! Help celebrate TechSandBox' 1-year
anniversary and new 501c3 status! Questions?
508-485-7263. TechSandBox™ Inc., 105B South Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748
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!
Southwest Florida - we are
excited to announce that we're starting up a southwest FL chapter.
Send your name and email and phone number to Sally Hering (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in a get-together in the Naples area.
Washington, D.C. (DC, MD, VA, WV)
DECconnection chapter? If you're interested please email new member
Charlotte Cocke Conley at
email@example.com who will organize. If you know any ex-DECcies in this area please
contact to ask them to contact Charlotte. thanks!
Central FL - an HP Retiree Group
(for which we qualify as members) is being started at The Villages,
meeting quarterly for lunch. Contact Judy
Donohue, 352-603-3941, HPFloridaretirees@gmail.com
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.)
If you know someone who has been
offered the HP 2014 U.S. Phased Retirement Program, please send
them this link:
http://www.hpalumni.org/PRP This independent site has advice and
reference info from HP alumni who have gone through previous
retirement/layoff cycles. We also have an email list for updated
information and moderated discussions. Thanks to Curt Gowan for this