• Dad, what does this mean?

    From Jeff Smith@1:282/1031 to All on Mon May 20 18:18:04 2019
    Hello There,

    How many dads have had a child come to them ask ask "Dad, what does formatting drive C: mean?"?

    I for sure know of at least one dad. :-)

    Jeff

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  • From Alan Ianson@1:153/757 to Jeff Smith on Tue May 21 12:15:40 2019
    Hello Jeff,

    How many dads have had a child come to them ask ask "Dad, what does formatting drive C: mean?"?

    I've seen a tagline like that.

    I for sure know of at least one dad. :-)

    Wasn't the format option on right click menus at one time?

    I just double checked.. ;) and all the mkfs options are in /sbin, safely out of
    reach of the average user. :)

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  • From Jeff Smith@1:282/1031 to Alan Ianson on Tue May 21 16:05:02 2019
    Hello Alan,

    How many dads have had a child come to them ask ask "Dad, what does
    formatting drive C: mean?"?

    I've seen a tagline like that.

    Me too.

    I for sure know of at least one dad. :-)

    I had a daughter come to me back in the plain DOS days and ask me that question.

    Wasn't the format option on right click menus at one time?
    I just double checked.. ;) and all the mkfs options are in /sbin, safely out o
    reach of the average user. :)

    I have safeguarded any PC's usable by people other than me to prevent such occurrences.

    Haven't quite figured out how to safeguard PC's from myself. :-)

    Jeff

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  • From Charles Stephenson@1:226/16 to Jeff Smith on Mon May 27 22:01:00 2019
    On May 26th 12:06 am Jeff Smith said...
    Hello Alan,

    How many dads have had a child come to them ask ask "Dad, what does >> formatting drive C: mean?"?



    haha!!

    I bought my first tape backup drive, for my first PC because of that 'evil word'!



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