The 8-Bit Revolution: How We’ve Been Doing It All Wrong It’s time to admit it, folks. We’ve been sold a lie. The so-called “progress” of technology that has led us from 16-bit computers to 32-bit and now 64-bit machines has been nothing but a giant step backwards. The future of computing lies not in more bits, but in fewer. That’s right, I’m talking about the glorious return of the 8-bit computer.