Web Postings of Philip J. Erdelsky

Humor and criticism:

Bonfire of the Checkbooks (8K)
My contribution to the Y2K controversy: a facetious essay on the problems waiting for us on January 1, 2000.
Those Magnificent Screen Savers (7K)
An article on screen savers which first appeared in ComputorEdge on October 29, 1993. It is reproduced here by permission.
Seven Original Sins of Kernighan and Ritchie (8K)
A short critique of the original C language, written in 1990.


ISO9660 Simplified for DOS/Windows (22K)
A simplified version of ISO9660, the file format used for CD-ROM's under DOS and Windows. Much more readable than the ISO version.
A Description of the DOS File System (27K)
A description of the file system used for DOS diskettes and small hard disk partitions.

Last update: December 26, 1997