Seeking Monsieur Joliet

Scott Mitchell scott+freebsd at
Sat Apr 14 17:24:05 BST 2007

On Sat, Apr 14, 2007 at 03:02:32PM +0000, Frank Mitchell wrote:
> Some folks rubbish the Joliet CD File System because Microsoft use
> it. Presumably somewhere there's an actual Monsieur Joliet who invented
> it.  But can anybody identify him? Was he even a Microsoft employee?
> Faictz Ce Que Vouldras: Frank Mitchell

Apparently the Joliet extensions are so called because they were developed
at the same time as Windows 95, which was code-named "Chicago" - Joliet is
a city in Illinois close to Chicago[1].

Joliet is home to the prison that Jake is released from at the beginning of
"The Blues Brothers" movie :-)

If you believe Wikipedia[2], the city was named after one Louis Jolliet, so
I guess there was a Monsieur Joliet.




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