One of the great joys in my life has always been reading a good Raymond Chen post. I've linked to Mr. Chen's wikipedia entry but I feel the need to also mention that he is the creator of an old Win '95 utility called TweakUI. That isn't listed in the Wikipedia article but to people who used TweakUI way back when it's probably what distinguishes him the most.
Anyway, one of his trademarks is that he posts about technical decisions made in Windows that seemed to make no sense and goes to the trouble of explaining why that choice was made. In this case he tackles .ini files and why Windows started using a registry. I was never a fan of the Registry and still lament the death of .ini files but after reading Mr. Chen's explaination the decision (as always) makes perfect sense. Check it out!