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Computer Documents - DECUS, PDP-8, circa 1968 Document Reg. No: HT 11343

Computer documents consisting of DECUS membership application forms, Special Interest Group, Program Library ordering forms, and a Program Check List, to accompany the DEC PDP-8 Data Processor Minicomputer. Made by DECUS [Digital Equipment Computer Users Society] in America about 1968.

The Digital Equipment Computer Users Society (DECUS) was set up by early users of the PDP-1 computer, which was manufactured by Digital Electronic Corporation (DEC), in Massachsetts, United States of America. The creation of DECUS was driven by the need to share information and computer programs for the PDP-1. One of the key reasons was that early users had to write their own software; DEC initially sold only hardware. Set up in 1961, DECUS grew to be one of the largest international societies of computer users in the world.
Computer documents consisting of hand-typed DECUS membership application forms, a black and white printed Special Interest Group form, Program Library ordering forms complete with carbon copying paper attached to the back of the form, and a blue coloured Program Check List.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Materials Science Division, 1986
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 880 mm (Height), 500 mm (Width), 600 mm (Length)

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Tagged with: computing, computers
Themes this item is part of: Information & Communication Collection, DECUS (Digital Equipment Computer Users Society), 1961 to 1998
Primary Classification: COMPUTING & CALCULATING
Secondary Classification: Digital Computing
Tertiary Classification: reference materials
Inscriptions: Extensive text on each document.
Manufacturer: Digital Equipment Corporation (DEC), United States of America, circa 1968
Designer: Gordon Bell, pre 1966

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