10 Years of Word


In 1983, Microsoft Corporation launched the word processing program Word. On the tenth anniversary of that occasion, the company distributed this box of leaflets in a box covered with black plastic. There is one leaflet for each year from 1983 to 1993. The leaflets contain images of Microsoft Word promotions, reviews, and products of the year, as well as comments on program development and sales; and references to contemporary events.

Also included in the box are copies of two 1983 press releases of Microsoft Corporation relating to the launch of the Microsoft mouse and the release of Word, as well as a copy of a press release from later in 1983 announcing an improvement in Word planned for 1984.

Date Made: 19931983, 1993

Maker: Microsoft Corporation

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Microsoft Corporation

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1993.3120.03Catalog Number: 1993.3120.03Nonaccession Number: 1993.3120

Object Name: sheets, set of in box

Physical Description: paper (overall material)plastic (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2 cm x 23 cm x 29.2 cm; 13/16 in x 9 1/16 in x 11 1/2 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-e2a3-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1373413

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