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A file describing convention first introduced by JP Software's 4DOS.

Benefits:

  • A platform-independent method of storing additional information.
  • A great aid for when file names are limited; character restriction, length restriction.

Supporting software:

  • QuickView -- To my knowledge this is the only application which used descript.ion files for true metadata; image preview caching. It was a really slick thing to do too.

Computers, Software >

Platform / Computer / Hardware > Operating System > Operating Environment > Software > Projects (or whatever)

A set of applications which run on a computer's operating system. They allow a person to actually make use of a computer. These applications are the link between the user's desires and fulfillment of those desires, e.g. projects.

This topic is the never-ending quest for a comfortable operating system and suite of software.

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