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1Welcome to Athena
4- Project Athena was an eight-year experiment (1983-1991) to explore the use
5  of computers in university educational programs.  The Project focused on
6  developing computers as useful tools, rather than as objects of study, in
7  the education of students at MIT.
9- The Athena system, one of the fruits of Project Athena, is a campus-wide
10  distributed computer service consisting of hundreds of networked
11  workstations and related facilities (such as printers and file servers)
12  available to MIT students and faculty to help them achieve their academic
13  goals and learn about computers while at the Institute.
15- For help about any aspect of Athena, type:   help   followed by a carriage
16  return.  This calls the On-Line Help system (OLH), a menu browser that
17  helps you find information about many Athena topics.  (If a topic is not
18  described in detail, OLH usually provides information on where to find out
19  more about the topic.)  OLH includes:
21    - guides to all aspects of the supported Athena environment, including
22      how to get an account, how to login and logout, how to work with the
23      UNIX operating system, and how to use some of the most popular
24      software on Athena (including software that can help you use Athena
25      to write papers or analyze data)
27    - up-to-date status information on the Athena system, available Athena
28      minicourses, and other current events at Athena
30    - consultants' stock answers to commonly asked questions about Athena
32    - a complete set of standard UNIX reference modules ("man pages")
34- If you have trouble, you can contact an Athena User Consultant.  To get a
35  consultant on-line, just type:  olc   followed by a carriage return.  To
36  talk to a consultant in person, call X3-4435 (if there is no consultant on
37  duty, you will get a recording informing you of the consulting schedule).
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