The Digiclan was a group of students at Lancaster between 1994 and 1998. Some of its members had become friends in 1993, but the group did not coalesce until they and others took Digital Logic (abbreviated DIGI.LAN.2, hence the name "digiclan") in 1994. Despite being a large class (17 people), most of its members bonded quickly.
As with so many things CTY, the Digiclan was maintained and expanded outside of CTY by the development of a mailing list. This mailing list was tremendously active in the mid-1990s, though it was eventually subsumed by LLRT, particularly as the early Digis went off to college.
Digis, who were mostly concentrated along the DC/NYC axis, were able to get together for many reunions.
Notable Digiclan Contributions and Members
Dennis Clark started the tradition of wearing bathrobes on Thursdays in 1995. This was a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, as the book starts out on a Thursday and Arthur Dent is in his bathrobe. Dennis (and others around him) was known to quote: "Today must be Thursday. I never could get the hang of Thursdays."
He also later came back to Lancaster as a TA.
Tarpy (Jessi) Miller
4 March 1980 - 2 December 1996
Tarpy burned the original Lancaster Canon CD. She was conspicuous for her sense of humor and great smile. She committed suicide in 1996, the winter after her nomore year, which triggered a great deal of mourning among Digis . A web site was created in her memory, but sadly it seems to be no more, although the Digiclan front page is still black in her memory.
In 1997, some squirrels began a small group called XNMPDA (Xenophobic, Narcoleptic, Multiple Personality Disorder Anonymous). The members of XNMPDA were supposedly rejected from the Digiclan because of one of its members, and a Digi, saw each other with a degree of enmity.
The next year, first session, XNMPDA became the HCNP,D! (Hard-Core Normal People, Dammit!). Then, next session (98.2), the two groups united, and formed a new generation of LLRT.
We have hung together long enough to have a 25th reunion in 2019. We have taken the opportunity to correct some misapprehensions and remove personally identifying information -- the things that seem important and/or amusing when fifteen exist in a different light when pushing forty. Reviewing the mutation of traditions and lore have caused us to reflect on the nature of myth and how it mutates over time. Ultimately, the only thing that matters in the long run is friendship.
Be excellent to each other.
- The Digiclan Web Site Currently defunct.