“Steal from your friends” DECUS button

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Date Introduced
1965 ca.
Photographer
Richards, Mark
Dimensions
1/4 x 3 x 3 in.
Manufacturer
Digital Equipment Computer Users Society (DECUS)
Copyright Owner
© Mark Richards
Location
United States
Keywords
DEC; Software; Ephemera; Shareware; Advertising
Object ID
102656835

Founded by Digital Equipment Corporation in 1961, DECUS was a support group for DEC computer users who freely shared software they had written. Because hardware manufacturers didn’t charge for software, it was difficult for independent commercial software companies to thrive.