OT: Writing floppies on PC; Was Re: Guys take a look

From: Dave McGuire <mcguire_at_neurotica.com>
Date: Fri Apr 19 18:19:53 2002

On April 19, Doc Shipley wrote:
> > > WHAT is M$ doing that operating a floppy disk drive takes ALL of a
> > > 1.4GHz CPU and 512M of memory? I wanna know!
> >
> > That was one of the things IBM bragged about in the OS/2 2.0 ads. That
> > you could continue with your word processor while you formatted a floppy.
> > Windows could not even come close at the time.
> I already knew that every other OS that runs on PC does it right. I'd
> like to know how M$ got it so horribly wrong....

  They're not exactly known for knowing what they're doing. To steal a
phrase from my grandmother, those guys "couldn't pour piss out of a
boot with the instructions written on the side".


Dave McGuire                                 "Mmmm.  Big."
St. Petersburg, FL                                -Den
Received on Fri Apr 19 2002 - 18:19:53 BST

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