[FoRK] What do you think of my http://techcrunch.com/2013/07/24/google-chromecast/

Ken Meltsner meltsner at alum.mit.edu
Wed Jul 24 22:54:32 PDT 2013


On Thu, Jul 25, 2013 at 12:50 AM, Joseph S. Barrera III <joe at barrera.org>wrote:

> Just look at file extensions. Unix missed the boat by not picking up on
> that.
>

didn't miss the boat.  Everything was a byte-stream file so you didn't need
to force extensions. VMS actually had different file implementations, so
extensions were intimately linked to the file content.

Windows split the difference -- some files had mandated structure, right?
Remember the whole "rename an exe to a gif, and Windows would still run it
as an exe." security hold in Outlook?Ken


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