Whos talking down 8086 ASM??
Its clumsy to learn, but once you know it, it is a breeze to program in it compared with other languages. There are only a few commands that can do almost everything the 100 commands in C/Perl/Java/VB can do
Windows XP - The 64-bit wannabe with a 32-bit graphics interface for 16-bit extensions to a 8-bit patch on a 4-bit operating system designed to run on a 2-bit processor by a company that can't stand 1-bit of competition