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Backspace: Vintage Computers from the National Library

The ‘Backspace: Vintage computers…’ is a week-long pop-up exhibition, an opportunity to view and learn about legacy computers from the 1980s to early 2000s.

This event does not require registration.

Monday 24 May
9:00am - 5:00pm

Tuesday 25 May
9:00am - 5:00pm

Wednesday 26 May
9:00am - 5:00pm

Thursday 27 May
9:00am - 5:00pm

Friday 28 May
9:00am - 5:00pm

Saturday 29 May
9:00am - 1:00pm

National Library, Ground floor (Foyer),
70 Molesworth Street, Thorndon, Wellington, New Zealand
Free event
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What's it all about?

It’s back to the future for retro tech lovers!

Do you remember the supreme usability of the square mouse, the clean beige lines of the Apple Classic II, the Apple Lisa and the Macintosh?

Remember the slick sophistication of the clear covetable big bootied iMac and the portable lightweight Powerbook 150, and what about the extreme versatility of the SuperDrive Floppy?

Revisit some old friends this Techweek’21 at the National Library - cast your eyes over a selection of our rare vintage computers which are still used today for reading and transferring early ‘Born-digital’ material.

The pop-up will allow greater visual access to these technological relics which otherwise are kept in storage away from the spotlight.

Photo by Lorenzo Herrera on Unsplash

This community event listing is made possible with the support of NZTech.

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