RetroTech Seminars will focus on the history of computer technology and artifacts at Middle Georgia State University's Museum of Technology

Were you around when personal computers were still a thing of science fiction? Or were a young person when heavy cell phones in tote bags first came out?

Even if you are just interested in the history of technology and how our world came to be the tech heavy world it is today, Middle Georgia State University's (MGST) RetroTech Seminars might be of interest to you. 

The RetroTech Seminars are free and open to the public and will take place on the last Wednesday of every month through April (February 22nd, March 29th, and April 26th).
This event series is sponsored by AITS (Association of Information Technology Students).

Each RetroTech Seminar at Middle Georgia State University's Museum of Technology will highlight technology artifacts located in the college's museum. Each seminar will last for one hour and visitors will have the chance to interact with the museum's exhibits as well as the museum's staff and volunteers.

On February 22nd, attendees at the RetroTech Seminar will get a chance to see a 1978 Altair 8800b-dm, one of the first personal computers, along with its original software.

The computer in MGST's collection is owned by a alumni of MGST, Paul Hutcheson, and it has been restored to working condition.

The seminar on March 29th will focus on a comparison between the Tandy 1000 and the IBM PCJr.

The final seminar on April 26th is titled "Time Line of Gaming Consules" and there will be live play on an Atari 2600, Sega Genesis, Nintendo GameCube, and other popular gaming systems. 

You can reserve a seat at any of these seminars by emailing MGST or stopping by the MGST's Museum of Technology (located on the first floor of the Macon campus library) at 11 a.m. on the day of the seminar. 

For more information, please contact Tina Ashford, Faculty Curator at or call 478-471-2801. 

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