Locations of Main Manuals, ETC Lab
The Center has a wealth of manuals accumulated since at least 1978.
This diagram indicates where the manuals may be found. Far more essential
information is to be found in them, concerning the Center's equipment
and acquired software, than could possibly (much less reasonably)
be gathered in these on-line documents.
Because many past projects have left materials on media still belonging
to machines and systems from that period, reference to these manuals will
probably be required for recovering any of them.
They are also, of course, required for continued management of the
Center's machines and the software arrangements on them.
(This diagram was drawn in xfig under SunOS 4, and captured into
GIF format with xv. The .fig file is available
along with the GIF file for update when appropriate.)
- Shelf or Rack
on Diagram above
- Contents of shelf or rack
A: on the diagram above
- The drawers in which are kept the original pedagogical design
scripts of most, if not all, of the dialogues written prior to the
Annenberg pre-calculus project starting circa. 1988 . Many were written
when the Educational Technology Center was the Physics Computer Development
Project (PCDP), designed for the Xerox-Honeywell Sigma-7 timesharing
system. The efforts of many past authors and teachers are preserved here.
B: on the diagram above
- a rack of manuals mostly documenting early versions of the UCSD
p-System in detail, in versions from
I.5 to III.
C: on the diagram above
bookshelves of manuals. Check here for:
- Main software:
- Turbo Pascal
- Turbo C (old version)
- 386Max memory management software
- DOS references, including Peter Norton; a DOS programmer's
reference; and the MS-DOS v5. guide.
- Norton Utilities, v4
- PC-Tools Deluxe
- "Brief" text editor
- "PC-Write" text editor (ED.EXE)
- Main hardware references:
- EduQuest "Fifty" manuals
- PS/2 technical reference manuals (with model 70 and 80)
- Tandy 4000 manuals
- Zenith Z286 manuals
- AT&T/Olivetti PC6300 manuals, with DOS version
- Logitech mouse -- manuals and disc
- Multitech "multimodem" manual
- IBM Personal Computer technical references
- "Elements of Programming Style," Kernighan and Plauger
- many others
D: on the diagram above
- Sliding-door cabinet:
- fresh, unformatted boxes of
discs. When they are opened, they should be formatted and placed on
the lower shelves of D, beside them.
Also contains boxes of "fresh" ribbon spools for the DECWriter III LA120
still in the main coding room. Though old they may still be usable.
- machine manuals for any remaining IBM PCjr's.
E: on the diagram above
- Shelves housing software:
- Demonstration discs of completed projects.
- 5.25" discs containing the system components (operating system
and Center's support software) for the
p-System, for all the Center's p-System machines.
- Microsoft C and Pascal manuals for the FM-16Beta, circa 1987-88.
May be useful in any later exploitation of the prototype for the
Understanding Spoken Japanese project.
5.25" maintenance discs for these projects.
- used discs to be recycled -- i.e. used for new purposes.
(In the past -- early to mid 1980's, lacking hard discs and network
-- all work was done on floppies.
Coders may still want them for various purposes.)
Usually, the boxes containing them
are labelled "R", for "recycle". (The boxes themselves, of course,
are also for recycling).
- available boxes of fresh discs. These need to be formatted when
they are taken from the cabinet,
on a machine whose drive(s) is/are most likely to create a format
readable to all the lab machines. This ability cannot
be taken for granted.
- old 8-inch floppy discs (for the Reading Dynamics project, circa
F: on the diagram above
- Shelves holding software discs received from elsewhere:
The top shelf also holds
release discs of the Scientific Reasoning Series.
- Original "reference diskettes" for MicroChannel PS/2 machines.
- Original floppy discs of several installed software systems.
- Box of WD8003E ethernet cards with their driver software and
- TenCORE authoring language & system discs. It has been
uninstalled for the present (it was on the PS/2 model 70 during the
development of USJ-I), but if the sources of USJ-I must be
examined, it will be required. Further, the running TenCORE system
requires the #1 release floppy to be in drive A: at start-up to verify
- Manuals and driver release discs for IBM's M-Motion multimedia
system for PS/2's.
- Manuals and driver release discs for IBM's M-ACPA/A (Audio Capture
and Playback Adapter) for PS/2's.
G: on the diagram above
- This is the file drawer in the lab
manager's desk, with an
Also on the desk is a collection of software catalogues, of possible
use for evaluating and ordering software packages.
H: on the diagram above
- Bookshelves containing:
- remaining p-System IV.1 system manuals
- non-lab related publications.
Educational Technology Center
Dept. of Info. and Comp.Sci.