Do you remember when you’d want to burn a DVD and listen to music simultaneously, and would have to kill the music so your system would have enough RAM and CPU cycles to burn the disc? That doesn’t happen anymore, and it’s not just because our computers are faster and/or more well-endowed. You can burn a DVD from an “old” netbook and play the music from your iPhone.
Now we farm out our tasks to multiple CPU’s. And all on the same desktop. Just wait until we all run multiple CPU’s in the cloud, across multiple clients.
I am a nerd.