Micro$oft Biz'droid Lusers (was: OT email response format)

From: Christopher Smith <csmith_at_amdocs.com>
Date: Thu Apr 25 15:50:15 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Fred Cisin (XenoSoft) [mailto:cisin_at_xenosoft.com]

> Have you noticed some of the really odd structures in the
> DIRectory of the
> early Mac formats?
> (linked list table (MICROS~1 calls theirs a F.A.T.) made up of 12 bit
> entries!) Could that be coincidence? No. just a severe shortage of
> competent systems programmers resulting in a number of programmers and
> ideas in common.

Atari's TOS wasn't based on MS-DOS either, and it used the exact
same filesystem.

To answer your rhetorical question, actually, I hadn't noticed.
I did notice that it was significantly different from ODS-2. :)

Perhaps I need to be more clear here -- this guy really thought
that somewhere underneath the Mac GUI, there was a copy of MS-DOS
on every Macintosh. He had nothing to offer as proof, except that
no computer could possibly function without it. (I'm really
serious here...)


Christopher Smith, Perl Developer
Amdocs - Champaign, IL

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