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“MZ-80K” becomes a legacy of information processing technology.5th model at KCG Museum

Sharp's personal computer “MZ-80K”, which is stored and exhibited by Kyoto Information University (KCGI) and Kyoto Computer Gakuin (KCG) at the school in front of Kyoto Station, It was selected as a “certified device” of “heritage” and certified on March 6.This is the fifth model following the “TOSBAC-3400” and “OKITAC 4300C system” that received the first national certification in 2008, the “NEAC-2206” in 2010, and the “NEAC system 100” in 2011. .

The information processing technology heritage certification ceremony was held on March 6 (Wednesday) at the IPSJ National Convention held at the Tohoku University Kawauchi Campus (Kawauchi, Aoba-ku, Sendai City).Wataru Hasegawa, President of KCGI / KCG, received the certification shield from Kazuo Furukawa, Chairman of the Society.

The “MZ-80K” is one of the early representative 8-bit personal computer models, developed by Sharp in 1978, and commercialized as a semi-kit for engineer training.The all-in-one design has an integrated structure of the main unit, display, keyboard, and tape recorder.The program was able to produce a time display and 3 octave sound, making it popular as one of the early 8-bit personal computers.

KCGI and KCG have saved the past computers, etc. that have been used in education, practical training, and research for 50 years as the “KCG Museum” and are open to the public.

In 2008, the KCG Museum was certified by the Information Processing Society of Japan as the “Distributed Computer Museum” for the first time in Japan.In order to pass on the technology that supported Japan's high-growth to the next generation, we are planning to develop the Kyoto Station School as a “computer museum” and make it widely used as a place for research and education. , Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto City, academic societies, educational circles, companies, etc. are called for support and cooperation.

“MZ-80K” selected as “Certified Device” of 2012 “Information Technology Legacy” by IPSJ
“MZ-80K” selected as “Certified Device” of 2012 “Information Technology Legacy” by IPSJ
Wataru Hasegawa, President of KCGI / KCG (March 6, 2013, Tohoku University, Sendai City)
Wataru Hasegawa, President of KCGI / KCG (March 6, 2013, Tohoku University, Sendai City)

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