One of the great sequences in film is the scene in Ben-Hur where the galleys are going into battle, and the commander yells, "Ramming speed," while the drummer increases the pace. It is such a perfect metaphor for Dilbert-like corporations. (Unfortunately, embedding of this video clip has been disabled.) However: Roman galleys were not filled with slaves, but freemen. The galley slaves are a Renaissance development--something that General Lew Wallace, author of Ben-Hur, did not know.
None the less, the pun was irresistible: I installed 2 GB of RAM in my notebook, and the performance gain when I am, as usual, doing too many things at once (editing videos, blogging, putting together PowerPoint slides for lectures, reading email), is definitely quite noticeable. It is unfortunate that this notebook is limited to 2 GB--perhaps an incentive to buy something faster at some point.