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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, zoom seminars,  and joint activities. We want to preserve Ken Olsen's cultural, technical and management legacies. We promote events ofl ex-DEC clubs. Membership is open to all former employees and contractors - JOIN HERE!   To submit content, email webmaster.
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Upcoming Events

We have just learned about a South Central Area Reunion scheduled for September 15 in Dallas TX.
Please REGISTER at https://myevent.com/DigitalEquipmentSCAReunion
  • Kat Puckett, kcpuckett@verizon.net    
  • Friday, September 15th, 2023

    Time: 4:30 - 9:30 pm 

    Location:  Blue Mesa Grill - Sports Bar in Addison

  • 14866 Monfort Dr., Dallas, Texas 75254

DEC Tech Talks

via Zoom

Our last speakers: 

Tom Stockebrand

Bob Anundson 

This is shaping up to be a great and well-received series!   Tech Talks can be delivered by any former Digital employee, anywhere in the world.  The purpose is to reconnect former teammates, enjoy technical or professional nostalgia, and share some of our finest Digital programs and projects with others who weren't involved, but would love hearing about your experience.  Here is a link to the Tech Talks page with recordings.  We are looking to schedule our next talk.  Talks are anywhere from 20-40 minutes long with discussion and Q&A following; total usually an hour.  You can use powerpoint slides or pictures, or not.  If you're interested in giving a talk, email us at info@decconnection.org.  

The Mill

Recent Memorials

click on link above for details

  • Warren E. Ehrmann, Sr., 94, Colorado Springs, 19 July 2023
  • David N. Rasmussen, 82, Exeter NH, 12 July 2023
  • Mark L. Hald, Jr., 76, Pepperell MA, 9 June 2023
  • Dick Manion, 87, Maynard MA, 8 June 2023
  • Vin Mullarkey, 75, Stow MA, 6 June 2023
  • Sally Kuehn, 75, Colorado Springs, 6 May 2023
  • Helen Von Gunden, 82, of Colorado Springs, 29 April 2023
  • Judy Christensen, 79, Berlin MA, 14 April 2023
  • Marilyn Goodrich, 89, Sudbury MA, 2 March 2023
  • Richard G. Smith, 75, Upton MA, 12 February 2023
  • Greg Redden, 66, Colorado Springs, 6 February 2023
  • Phil Hopkins, 76, Ashby MA, 2 October 2022
HP Connection
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  • Need Retirement/Pension info? 
    • Fidelity Investments still handles all DEC pension plans for HP that have not been withdrawn or started incomeHowever, if you have been receiving income from your DEC pension, that responsibility has now been transferred to Prudential Insurance Co. and you should still be receiving those payments.
    • HP Retirement Services Center at Fidelity 1-800-457-4015
    • Prudential Pension Department: 1-877-778-2100
  • Need Stock Plan info? 
    First try:
    Morgan Stanley,
    Employee Stock Plan Service Center at (toll-free) 1-866-722-7310. You input your social security number and then a person will answer.  Employee StockPlan Connect tech support for N/S America for website is available at toll-free: +1 866-722-7310.  Europe: +1 801-617-7700.
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.)

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 no longer available. 

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