Most software takes up more space, and requires more RAM as versions increase. This is called code bloat, feature bloat or just plain bloat. Users demand more features, the managers want the program to look flashy, the tech support people want a talking paperclip to answer the users' stupid questions, and so on. Microsoft software is an extreme example of this phenomena. MS Word used to run on a 286 with 1 MB RAM. MS Office 2000 ships on 5 CDs, requires nearly a gigabyte of disc space, and is unbearably slow on anything but an insanely fast processor. Many conspiracy theorists attribute this to a secret alliance between Microsoft and Intel to make us buy new computers and operating systems more often.