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From: Uncle Roger <>
Date: Mon Feb 2 16:13:12 1998

At 07:26 AM 1/31/98 +0300, you wrote:
>Actually, I was wondering what the heck Microsloth was thinking when they
>made it 8 characters. And, the fact that in the next 5 FULL RELEASES

If I'm not mistaken, the 8.3 convention comes from (at least) CP/M.
Possibly from some other OpSys before that as well. When you've got 16K of
memory, you probably don't want to waste 30 bytes when 8 will do just as well.

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San Francisco, California
Received on Mon Feb 02 1998 - 16:13:12 GMT

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