I’ve just read an article on 64 bit processors and CPU speed in general and the “clash of the titans “Intel and Amd”, short for “telin” and “mad”. It seems to me that CPU speed is not much of an issue these days, its software execution and design that’s the problem. Also what the hell is a 3Ghz processor going to make to a 56k Internet connection? Any 1Gig processor with 512ram can handle just about all (non server) applications like word processing etc with horsepower left over. The computer (home version) will come of age when you can talk to it and throw away the keyboard and mouse. This will of course require lots more CPU horsepower and memory just like before. But the age of the CPU bottleneck argument ended a year ago.