"If your planning software is made to run with 32 megabytes of RAM, then maybe you can get by with a computer that has just that much capacity. But wait--you want to integrate the results into a spreadsheet program that uses another 20MB? Or you want to generate a document in a word processing program with data from planning software?...Now for the Internet. Expect the Web to play an ever-increasing role in our professional life...downloading data, processing transactions and checking accounts on line will soon be commonplace in your office....Many Internet service providers are upgrading to handle the 56k modem, and that's a big benefit to anyone who has to download large files (or who hates to wait half a lifetime waiting for Web graphics to come up)....The newest technology, a writeable CD-ROM drive, can let you archive client files while devoting ever less space to the job...the latest models come with four-digit capability for expressing the year, thus vaulting at least your hardware past the year 2000 bugaboo."
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