May have been mostly a limey thing.
Apparently, and from that Wiki article mostly Limey schools to boot.
My old Tandy had a 25mhz processor but it also had a (1x) CD player. (and a whopping 100 MB HDD), lolz
I remember signing up for a year of dial-up internet for $100... and the internet service had to mail me a diskette with the Netscape 1.22 on it... as I had no browser.. lol.
I was so far behind the times.