Bill Gates & 640K of ram

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by damnyank, May 18, 2002.

  1. damnyank

    damnyank I WILL NOT FORGET 911

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    Spotted this todayand thought I'd share it!


    *** Today's Useless Fact ***

    Did Bill Gates once say that computers would never need
    more than 640K of ram?

    According to many people, he said, "640K should be
    enough for anyone." In fact, he didn't say that or
    anything like it. He wouldn't have said that anymore
    than he would have said, "$640,000 should be enough for
    anyone."

    The limitation of 640K of ram on early personal
    computers had to do with the central processing chip
    they used and the way it addressed the machine's
    memory. Actually, there was a total of one megabyte or
    1,024K of memory in these machines, but not all of it
    could be allocated to ram. Gate's company, Microsoft,
    supplied the operating system, DOS, for the most famous
    of these machines, the IBM PC. That's how he became
    linked to that maximum of memory.

    So what did Bill Gates actually say? "Monopoly? What
    monopoly?"


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  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Computers really weren't epxected to make it as long as they did I think, hene the millenium bug where they didn't even bother to make dates 8 digits.