Software and Documentation, Framework Documentation by Ashton-Tate

Software and Documentation, Framework Documentation by Ashton-Tate

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This documentation is for Framework, an integrated software package, released in 1984 by Ashton-Tate for $695. The software package included database management, word processing, graphics, spreadsheet, outlining, and telecommunication functions as well as its own programming language, FRED (FRamework EDitor) for data manipulation. This productivity tool encouraged users to be organized by asking them to create a frame (an all-purpose container) and place related documents, spreadsheets, databases, drawings, pictures, charts, or other frames in it. Data manipulation would take place within the frame. The same commands were used to navigate in all functions.
The original container includes two binders, Reference and Tutorial, a software license agreement, and a Dow Jones News/Retrieval access offer and price quote.
Reference:
“InfoWorld,” October 29, 1984.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
documentation
date made
1984
maker
Ashton-Tate
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
cardboard (overall material)
plastic (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 10 1/2 in x 8 3/4 in x 4 in; 26.67 cm x 22.225 cm x 10.16 cm
ID Number
2012.3098.010
catalog number
2012.3098.010
nonaccession number
2012.3098
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National Museum of American History
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