I'm an expert at multitasking. I can cheat on six diets at the same time!
Multitasking allows screwing up several things at once.
New Deal software runs in a preemptive, multithreaded multitasking
environment. But what does that mean? Here's an explanation from one
of the designers of the software.
The Walking and Chewing Gum Theory
Single-Tasking: You are walking down the street
and you decide you would like to chew gum. You stop, untie your shoes
and take them off, get a pack of gum from your pocket, take out a
stick, put it in your mouth and then chew. When you are done chewing
you remove the gum from your mouth, place it carefully back inside the
wrapper, put it in your pocket, put back on your shoes and then
continue to walk.
Task-Switching: You are walking down the street
and you decide you would like to chew gum. You slip out of your
loafers, grab the piece of gum you have stashed behind your ear for
just such an emergency and chew, chew, chew. When you are done
chewing, you remove the gum from your mouth and quickly place it
behind your ear more...
Why should I upgrade to Windows 95?
Because of the size of Microsoft, and its influence on the American
economy, it's crucial that all PC users buy Windows 95. If this doesn't
happen, the dollar will fall further against the yen, unemployment will
rise, the deficit will increase, interest rates will skyrocket, the
market will crash, and we'll be plunged into another world war.
Besides, Bill Gates says you should.
What about long filenames?
Ha ha. Can't believe you fell for this one. Sure you can create long
filenames, which are then immediately truncated to an eight character
string, for old times sake. When you go to look for your file, the
operating system matches a random sampling of letters with the
filenames it has stored. Good luck finding your file.
Does Windows 95 offer true multitasking?
Yes. It's called Interactive Multitasking, meaning you can work on
other tasks while waiting for your computer to reboot each time more...
Multitasking means screwing up several things at once.