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- Current HP employee:
DEC professional networking groups
HP employee in the process of leaving:
- Former DEC employee who never worked for HP:
Connection and perhaps other
DEC alumni social groups. Join the HP Connections
group on LinkedIn.
- Recruiter wishing to post jobs:
How to get your
LinkedIn profile to show the correct company for each
LinkedIn Tips &
Traps - Positions
Compaq was the legal
successor to DEC. HP Inc, in turn, is the legal successor to Compaq
-- and has responsibility for any commitments. (Does not
depend on whether your last
business unit subsequently ended up in HPI or HPE in the HP
Plan. You may have a benefit under the HP Cash
Account Pension Plan if you were formerly employed by
Digital Equipment Corporation, including benefits earned
under the Digital Pension Plan prior to March 1, 1996.
HPI Retirement Service Center
(operated by Fidelity.) Details in this HP document,
which may be out of date:
2008 HP CAP Summary Plan Description
Health Program. HP's official table to determine if you
are qualified for health coverage.
Post-2002, and Digital Retiree Health Programs
Networking Directory of HP-
and DEC-related networks and groups worldwide
Contacts for former HP, HPI, HPE employees (And
Did Ken Olsen
say there was "no reason for any individual to have a
computer in his home"'?
"Legend. The out-of-context misinterpretation of Olsen's
comments has been promulgated for decades. What Olsen was
addressing in 1977 was the concept of powerful computers
that controlled every aspect of home life. The fear that
computers might even try to take charge altogether was
widely experienced." --Snopes, the urban legend and
misinformation reference site
Videos and articles:
- Gordon Bell's "CyberMuseum for Digital Equipment Corp Documents, Photo
Albums, Talks, and Videotapes"
- Website of Gordon College:
- "Lessons from Ken Olsen and Digital Equipment Corp." MIT Sloan
"How many current Fortune 500 executives will be remembered fondly by
their former employees?"
MIT Sloan Management Review
- "Ken Olsen: Faith, Work, And Charity Support A Computing Career" Doris
Kilban, Electronic Design
Electronic Design article
- "Computer pioneer Ken Olsen dies" Boston Globe
Boston Globe article
- "Ken Olsen, Who Built DEC Into a Power, Dies at 84" New York Times
New York Times article
- "Ken Olsen Founder Digital Equipment Corp Passes Away" Silicon Angle
Silicon Angle article
- "DEC Is Dead, Long Live DEC: The Lasting Legacy of Digital Equipment
Corporation" Edgar H. Schein et al
Amazon (Look inside the book at
- "Digital at Work: Snapshots of the First Thirty-Five Years" Jamie
Parker Pearson, ed.
- "The Ultimate Entrepreneur: The Story of Ken Olsen and Digital
Equipment Corporation" Glenn Rifkin and George Harrar
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Ken Olsen, 1988