cvs commit: doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/articles/zip-drive article.sgml

Bruce A. Mah bmah at
Tue Aug 24 12:48:58 PDT 2004

On Tue, 2004-08-24 at 12:33, Kevin Oberman wrote:
> DOS simply is a disk based OS. (As opposed to earlier paper tape and
> magnetic tape based systems.

Right...I was just trying to make the point (perhaps poorly) that "DOS"
doesn't necessarily refer to anything MS-DOS related.

>  Of course, most of the folks who read this
> have probably never seen a paper tape reader and could not conceive of
> an OS that actually ran on it.)

Seen 'em, touched 'em, but never used 'em.  I have, however, spent a
little time on IBM Model 029 card punches.  Leftover cards (er, well, I
guess they're almost *all* leftover nowadays) make great bookmarks.  :-)


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