I just received an eagerly awaited package...a vintage, unopened Women's Ware software program from 1984.
Yes, the hanger comes with the software. It's styled into the packaging. The title is "Women's Ware", subtitled "(for modern men too!)". This software was distributed by Neon Software Company, which was founded (I believe) by a husband and wife team. The wife, Marie Norwood, allegedly came up with the idea of Women's Ware. She writes on the back:
"The only part of a computer program that should overwhelm you is the end result. That's why Women's Ware offers you the most sophisticated personal and home management programs in a unique format that's refreshingly uncomplicated. So pick a program. They're exciting, they're easy, and what's more, once you've learned one, you've mastered them all!"
This was just one of a suite of software packages that were part of the Women's Ware offered by Neon Software Company, including: Budget, Calendar, Checkbook, Directory, Filebox, Freefile, and Recipe (shown here). I owe MAJOR thanks (and dissertation acknowledgements) to Maureen Ryan for pointing me toward these artifacts.
I don't know where to begin, but I know I can't wait to try.