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Re: [zzdev] :zz: Peter's oooo...kay: Is ZZ an OS?

On Tue, Jun 30, 1998 at 12:03:24AM +0900, Ted Nelson wrote:
> >Does it contain its own OS, 
> Not currently. Maybe someday.
> Actually, ZigZag **is** conceptually an OS--
>  meaning a very clean way of structuring data
>  at the lowest level.  So I'm interested in making it one,
>  someday, somehow.

That's not an OS; that's a file system (a system for filing things!)
An OS is responsible for directly operating the hardware and providing
a standardised way to access and manipulate computer hardware and system
services, which is not something I expect ZigZag would be well suited for.
However Zigzag, like other file systems, would certainly make sense as
a component of an operating system, something we have certainly considered.

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