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    Date: Thursday, 7 June 1984, 17:00-EDT
    From: Carl R. Manning <crm at MIT-OZ>
        Date: Thursday, 7 June 1984, 16:37-EDT
        From:  <ECC at MIT-OZ>
        In APIARY-HARDWARE in Release 5.0, Experimental MIT 1.4, FEP 18, on APIARY-9 (3600):

        This keyboard seems to have some trouble:
                FUNCTION doesn't do its normal thing,
                Backslash sends Back-space,
                Backspace sends vertical bar,
                Backquote sends backslash,
        and probably other problems.

    This probably has something to do with all the new keytops we received.
    In that set, it looks like <function> and <local> have been swapped and
    other keys rearranged as you noticed.

You are quite correct; Release 5 assumes the new keytops are installed.

Rather than hunt around for documentation that never got to you, let me just
type in some paragraphs from a document entitled "Release 5 Update", dated
31 May 1984.

4.  Keytops:

    Release 5.0 requires a small change to the 3600 keyboard.  You should
find a small bag containing six keytops enclosed in your Release 5 software
package.  To install the keytops on your keyboard please do the following:

(1) Open up a paper clip so that one side forms a straight edge.

(2) Open up the package of keys.  Enclosed should be six keys with the
following symbols printed on them:

  FUNCTION   LOCAL   BACK   {   }   ~
                     SPACE  |   \   `

(3) Take the paper clip and pry up the FUNCTION key on the keyboard.  Replace
this key with the new function labelled LOCAL.

[Note that since none of the old keys are re-used in the new layout, you can
avoid confusion by setting the old keys well aside as you pry them up.]

(4) Pry up the old LOCAL key and replace it with the new FUNCTION key.

(5) Remove the key under RESUME labelled BACK  and replace it with the new }.
                                         SPACE                             |

(6) Remove the key labelled } and replace it with the new key labelled {.
                            \                                          \

(7) Remove the key labelled { and replace it with the new key labelled ~.
                            ~                                          `

(8) Remove the key labelled | and replace it with the new key labelled BACK.
                            \                                          SPACE

One helpful hint: as you pry up each old key, tap the piece of metal or
plastic sticking up to make sure that what is printed on the screen
corresponds to the key that you are about to put on.