Button, Advertising, Hayes Microcomputer Products

Button, Advertising, Hayes Microcomputer Products

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Description
This circular button has a black background with white dots that resembles the night sky. In blue text it reads: "The Right Stuff." A pink comet streaks through the 'g' of the word 'Right.' At the bottom next to the Hayes company logo is white text that reads: "Hayes." A mark in black ink on the reverse reads: "Comdex L.V. 11/92."
The Hayes modem was the first one created for personal computers. Dale Heatherington and Dennis C. Hayes designed their modem board in 1977 and assembled it on Hayes' dining room table. The partners formed D.C. Hayes Associates in 1978 and renamed it in 1980 as Hayes Microcomputer Products. During the 1980s and 1990s the Hayes modem was a top-of-the-line modem with a reputation for high compatibility and reliability. In 1999 the company exited bankruptcy, liquidated assets, and sold the brand name to Zoom Technologies.
References:
[Last accessed 2019-07-18]
"InfoWorld," October 23, 1989, p81. [Product review of the Hayes V-Series Smartmodem 2400.]
https://www.networkworld.com/article/2869386/modems--60-years-of-hooking-up.html#slide5
https://history-computer.com/ModernComputer/Basis/modem.html
https://www.nytimes.com/1999/01/07/news/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-modem-king.html
https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1999-jan-07-fi-61071-story.html
http://www.s100computers.com/Hardware%20Folder/DC%20Hayes/History/History.htm
http://www.hayesmicro.com
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
button, advertising
date made
c 1992
Physical Description
metal (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 3/16 in x 2 5/16 in; x.508 cm x 5.842 cm
ID Number
2009.3071.626
catalog number
2009.3071.626
nonaccession number
2009.3071
Credit Line
David DeJean
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Data Source
National Museum of American History
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