I had been spending some time in the Usenet groups comp.os.msdos.batch and comp.os.msdos.batch.nt. Those were fun groups. Participants in those groups were usually talking about writing batch files to perform various kinds of tasks. The people that frequented these groups were usually MS-DOS/Windows systems administrators. They were a target audience for the tools I had built so far. I had noticed how complex some of the tasks some of them needed to write and maintain were.