Front Panel Tech Note 2
jnc at mercury.lcs.mit.edu
Mon Jun 15 12:19:38 CDT 2015
> From: Rod Smallwood
> I can tell you what they were called internally at DEC.
> They were called Toggles or Toggle switches and their use was called
> 'Toggling' hence 'To toggle in the bootstrap'
Maybe because on the older machines (e.g. PDP-1) they really were toggle
> From: Kyle Owen
> I hear them referred to as handles.
That would work.
Still, it would be nice to find a front panel mechanical drawing and see what
they are called on the BoM. (I tried to find one for the 11/20 front panel,
and although I found the tech manual for it, I couldn't the print set for the
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