Tom Kelliher, CS14F
Sept. 26, 1996
If you had 3,000 books to store, how would you organize them?
Suppose the books had to be broken up into chapters:
Diagram of a hierarchy.
Relative, absolute paths.
Some basic categories:
Naming files: DOS's 8.3 standard.
The shortcomings of 8.3.
Shortcomings of long file names?
Some standard file extensions:
Stored in proprietary binary format for compactness, quick access.
Some file organizations:
Discussion points regarding databases:
Your name, social security number, current address, previous addresses, mother's maiden name, birth date and other personal information are now available to anyone with a credit card through a new Lexis database called P-Trax. As I am sure you are aware, this information could be used to commit credit card fraud or otherwise allow someone else to use your identity. You can have your name and information removed from this list by making a telephone request. Call (800) 543-6862, select option 4 and then option 3 ("all other questions") and tell the representative answering that you wish to remove your name from the P-trax database. You may also send a fax to (513) 865-7360, or physical mail to LEXIS-NEXIS / P.O. Box 933 / Dayton, Ohio 45401-0933. Sending physical mail to confirm your name has been removed is always a good idea. As word of the existence of this database has spread on the net, Lexis-Nexis has been inundated with calls, and has set up a special set of operators to handle the volume. In addition, Andrew Bleh (rhymes with "Play") is a manager responsible for this product, and is the person to whom complaints about the service could be directed. He can be reached at the above 800 number. Ask for extension 3385. According to Lexis, the manager responsible is Bill Fister at extension 1364.