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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


  • 5 June 2016 - Greater Maynard Area: 2 PM A "rousing and fun" Scottish Music Concert, The Wayside Inn, Sudbury MA. On Sun., June 5, 2016, the Strathspey & Reel Society will have the honor of helping the Wayside Inn, Sudbury, MA, celebrate their 300th Anniversary by presenting a concert in the big tent on the grounds of the Inn.  Concert charge: $12.50 per ticket. Cocktail hour and dinner after the concert.

    Click here for instructions on ordering tickets and reserving seats at our tables.


  • 16 June 2016 - Mid-Year SPS+ Digital Services Alumni Reunion
    Cocktails at 5:30 p.m. (cash bar)
    Dinner around 7:30 p.m. (order from menu, personal tabs)
    Bolton Street Tavern, Rt. 85, Marlboro (Marlboro/Hudson town line)     Tel: 508-485-4416               

Featured Entrepreneur


Meet our featured member Entrepreneur, Michalene Kosinski, of Antiques and Collectibles Mall of New England.



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.


New Chapters
  • Southwest Florida - we have started up a southwest FL chapter.  Send your name and email and phone number to Sally Hering ( 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 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,


click on link above for details

  • Ann H. Ressijac, 63, Ayer MA, 1 May 2016

  • Roger S. Gourd, 77, Indian Harbour Beach FL, 21 April 2016

  • E. Lisa Brown, 66, Harvard MA, 14 Apr 2016

  • Jack McCauley, 74, Naples FL, 3 Apr 2016

  • Rita Foley, 63, New York, 30 Mar 2016

  • Alice Tiennette Zenon-Loggins "Dancie", 59, Colorado Springs, 26 Mar 2016

  • Dale J. Roberts, 61, Chandler AZ, 23 Mar 2016

  • Russ Johnson, 68, Mansfield MA, 29 Jan 2016

HP Connection

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

  • 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.)

  • If you know someone who has been offered the HP U.S. Phased Retirement Program, please send them this link: 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 info.

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