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?"