Bob and George
Saturday, August 7th, 2004 #1573
The Fifth Megaman Game Unextended Memory
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Dr. Wily's line in the last panel is a quote often misattributed to Bill Gates.

Back in the early days of computers, they were limited to 640 kilobytes of core RAM. As memory sizes increased, additional RAM had to be included as "extended memory" on top of the 640K.

Presumably when asked why the PCs were limited to 640K of core RAM, this was Bill Gates's response. In truth, the issue was not software but hardware related and had to do with the number of bits the CPUs could handle.

Of course, in today's world of gigabytes of RAM, this might sound ridiculous, but back in the day of 5.25" floppy disks and 40 MB hard drives, 640K was all you got.
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