Back in the 80’s when the PC world made its change from 16 to 32 bit processors, people were excited. They were probably most excited about what the hot new 32 bit OS (IBM/Microsoft’s OS/2) promised to do on the new 386 class of processors from Intel. But the jump to 32 bits scratched some real itches, like a need for advanced multitasking and vivid graphics. Now that we’re on the cusp of moving to 64 bits, the incentive for making the switch isn’t there. A ZDNet article has more.