The Rufus that awoke had changed. He felt an overwhelming confidence in his own intellect. In a trice he had absorbed a huge amount of knowledge about sophisticated electronics.
Importantly, as well as an aptitude for electronics, he had a passion too. He took one look at the machine, upon which he knew he was still dependent, and figured that it was so ancient and in need of urgent update.
It was big and bulky, it probably used outdated PCBs and components, particularly the static and active memory elements.
With the Internet as his tutor, he would rejuvenate the machine.