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Medical Plan Enrollment Info for DEC/HP Retirees - enrollment period ends Nov. 2nd.

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Reunions & Events

- DEC Connection Summer BBQ-Picnic on Sat. afternoon, Aug 18 in Marlboro at the Hunters' house - write up and photos


-  Maynard Mill get-together at the Battle Road Brewery House was Sunday, May 20, 2018.  See the writeup and photos here.



Other past Reunions:



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.



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  • Dick Esten, 86, Kansas City MO, 17 Oct 2018

  • Ken Enger, 72, Colorado Springs, 28 Sept 2018

  • Bill Plante, 75, Longmont CO, 8 Sept 2018

  • Stan Whitlock, 70, Merrimack NH, 3 Sept 2018

  • Vince Yohe, 75, Sun River, Montana, 8 Aug 2018

  • Jan Griska, 72, Rindge NH, 2 Feb 2017


VAX and PDP-11 still live!

  -Thanks to Sue Yarger for sending in this note from the UK Register:

NASA dusts off FORTRAN manual, revives 20-year-old data on Ganymede - Analysing Galileo's Jovian moon results

  -And thanks to Jack MacKeen for this gem, same source:

Das blinkenlights are back thanks to RPi revival of the PDP-11 Retro computing fans wrap classic DEC fascia round world's fave hobby machine


HAPPY 60th ANNIVERSARY DIGITAL!  See article in the Telegram for pics and nostalgia.


Where to Sell or Donate your old Digital hardware


HP Connection

and click on the link under “US Alumni Product Purchase Program”. Then follow the instructions to register for the program.

  • 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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