One upon a time, if someone at work got a new computer, someone else would come over to see how fast it was. “Do a DIR!” they would say. And they would do a DIR and watch the directory listing scroll by (this is before Windows) and if it scrolled by faster than on their own workstation, be jealous. Amazing that that was actually considered a worthy benchmark when 386/16s roamed the earth.
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