Seeking Monsieur Joliet
scott+freebsd at fishballoon.org
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.
Joliet is home to the prison that Jake is released from at the beginning of
"The Blues Brothers" movie :-)
If you believe Wikipedia, the city was named after one Louis Jolliet, so
I guess there was a Monsieur Joliet.
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