MS-DOS FAT file system ripped off? (from WHOM?)

From: Doug Yowza <>
Date: Tue Jan 12 18:18:14 1999

On Tue, 12 Jan 1999, Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) wrote:

> Microsoft produced some "Stand-Alone BASIC" systems. They had file IO,
> and used a a directory structure that was, in principle, similar to that
> of MS-DOS, although they subscribed to the seek center fallacy of putting
> the directory on a track approximately halfway towards the center.

Remind me again about why this was a fallacy. I thought the idea was to
reduce the average seek time slightly by minimizing the average distance
the head traveled by factor of 2 versus a directory on a track at one end
of the disk.

-- Doug
Received on Tue Jan 12 1999 - 18:18:14 GMT

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