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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


  • August 3, 2016 - Nashua NH Dinner & a Movie ("What about Bob?")

    Join a group of DECcies at the City of Nashua NH's August 3rd outdoors dinner and a movie series, which will feature the 1991 movie comedy "What About Bob?" starring Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss. Dinner will be served by one of the Main St. restaurants participating in the 2016 series (not yet announced, but last year's participants were Stella Blu and Fratelli's Italian Grille). Check out the website for details and directions.

    To join us, soon* you will be able to purchase your $10 movie tickets online at the website and then send email to with your name(s) so she will know how many seats to save together. Movie starts at 7 PM, dinner and beverages are served by the restaurant off a menu subset and paid for separately. Event ends around 10:45 PM. (Rain Date Thurs. 4 Aug)  *Ava will update when website ticketing is enabled.

  • Mid-September - planning a picnic in the Maynard area. 

    Visit "Mill and Main" online:


  • The 30th anniversary of DDITC (Discover Digital in the Caribbean) planned for October 15, 2016 has been cancelled.  

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.



click on link above for details

  • Carmon Cunningham, 62, Newton MA, 16 June 2016

  • Sherry Umina, 67, Grantsville UT, 8 June 2016

  • Janice Cimoni, 62, Colorado Springs CO, 26 May 2016

  • 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

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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