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The "MZ-80K" is designated as a Heritage of Information Technology.5th aircraft line at KCG Museum

The personal computer "MZ-80K" made by Sharp Corporation, which is preserved and exhibited by Kyoto College of Computer Science and Technology (KCGI) and Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) at the Kyoto Station School, was selected by the Information Processing Society of Japan (IPSJ) as a "Certified Device" for the 2012 "Information Processing Technology Heritage" and was certified on March 6.This is the fifth machine from the university, following the "TOSBAC-3400" and "OKITAC 4300C System" that received the first certification in Japan in 2008, the "NEAC-2206" in 2010, and the "NEAC System 100" in 2011.

The certification ceremony for the Information Processing Technology Heritage was held on Wednesday, March 6, at the National Convention of the Information Processing Society of Japan held at Tohoku University Kawauchi Campus (Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai).Mr. Wataru Hasegawa, General Director of KCGI and KCG, received a plaque from Mr. Kazuo Furukawa, President of KCGI and KCG.

The MZ-80K was one of the earliest representative 8-bit personal computers, developed by Sharp in 1978 and commercialized in the form of a semi-kit for technician training.The all-in-one design includes the main unit, display, keyboard, and tape recorder in a single structure.It could be programmed to display the time and produce three-octave sounds, making it one of the three most popular 8-bit PCs of the early days.

KCGI and KCG have been preserving the computers and other equipment used in education, practice and research for 50 years as the "KCG Resource Center" and making them widely available to the public.

In 2008, the KCG Museum was recognized as the first "Distributed Computer Museum" in Japan by the Information Processing Society of Japan.In order to pass on the technology that supported Japan's rapid economic growth to the next generation, the university is planning to develop the Kyoto Station School into a "computer museum" and have it widely used as a place for research and education. We are calling for support and cooperation from the national government, Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, academic societies, educational circles, businesses and other related parties.

The MZ-80K was selected as a
The MZ-80K was selected as a "Certified Device" for the Information Processing Society of Japan's 2012 "Heritage of Information Processing Technology".
Mr. Wataru Hasegawa, President of KCGI and KCG, receives a plaque of certification at Tohoku University in Sendai on March 6, 2013.
Mr. Wataru Hasegawa, President of KCGI and KCG, receives a plaque of certification at Tohoku University in Sendai on March 6, 2013.

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