Terak's (was: Re: Another weekend haul story

From: Roger Merchberger <zmerch_at_northernway.net>
Date: Tue May 27 22:39:57 1997

Whilst in a self-induced trance, Charles P. Hobbs happened to blather:

>Hey, DOS *is* CP/M as far as I'm concerned (look how long it took to
>kick that 8.3 filename habit! :-)

It is not easy to calculate how long it took for them to kick the habit, as
the habit has not yet been kicked... think of it as still being on the
nicotine patch. The long filenames of Win95 are only a *bunch* of 8.3
filename placeholders conveniently disguised to the end user.

Wanna waste a whole weekend over nothing? Run MS-DOS 6.22's scandisk/defrag
on a Win95 volume and see how long it takes you to straighten that mess
out... it's easier to reformat and reinstall.

Roger Merchberger       | If at first you don't succeed,
Programmer, NorthernWay | nuclear warhead disarmament should *not*
zmerch_at_northernway.net  | be your first career choice.
Received on Tue May 27 1997 - 22:39:57 BST

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