One of the major reasons he managed to “put up” with a 486 was because he
was kept out of the loop, not having particularly computer literate friends
(yours truly excepted) or even having the Internet. He didn’t know about
anything new and faster – ignorance was bliss. After all, I’m sure many of
you can remember trying a 486 for the first time and thinking how fast it
was compared to your lowly 286. It’s all relative after all..