Data General

Data General New Zealand Ltd operated in New Zealand from the late 1970s to mid-1990s selling American Data General computers, such as the Eclipse CS/60 of 1978. A photograph of Carol Canvin and Paul Anderson, of the company, was published in the Evening Post demonstrating use of these new machines.

Data General also published books and magazines including the DGNews, which was replaced by Inside Edge (1991 - 1994).

In 1999 EMC purchased the Data General parent company and discontinued all but one of their lines of computers.

According to wikipedia "Data General exhibited a brash style of marketing and advertising, which acted to set the company in the spotlight." Guy Ngan's use of reflective tape and mirrored surfaces in the murals for the entry foyer of Data General's Wellington premises fitted well with this pursuit of the bright, new and eye catching.

Guy Ngan, 'Data General' (1984), CBD, Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington

Photo: Guy Ngan, 1988.