Then why, oh why, do we still have files and folders with names like SysWOW32, cwbrxd, and cewmdm.dll? (I picked those three at random to make a point.)
Seriously, I used to be a Mac user back in the Classic OS days. Macs always had 31 characters available for file names. When Win'95 came out, one of the big bragging points was 128 character names, (or is it 256?) It doesn't matter because they are still naming files with the 8.3 convention 18 years later.
Even though NT was developed from scratch, they scratched it out of the same pile of ones and zeros. The more things change...
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