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November 7th, 2016 Our 7th retro-computing event was open to the public as part of the BCS South West events programme.

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Our permanent display is located in the Portland Square building at Plymouth University. Visitors are always welcome and may visit the exhibits without prior arrangement (during normal working hours). We only have a subset of the exhibits on display at any time, showing around 250 items.

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Apple Newton MessagePad 2100

The Newton was an innovative, but somewhat ill fated device that aimed to revolutionise computing by offering mobile technology and enabling more natural interaction via handwriting recognition. It was the brainchild of Apple's then-CEO John Sculley, who was also responsible for coining the name... (read more)
Apple, 1997


If you have any old/historic equipment you would consider donating to the South-West Retro Computing Archive, please contact our curator. All donated devices are catalogued and may be displayed with an accompanying label identifying the donor (you may choose to remain anonymous).