Linked by Davon Shire on Wed 23rd Feb 2005 21:51 UTC
Editorial Amazing is the recent interest in full, live, operating systems that can fit on a 50 MB CD-ROM. It's totally astounding that they can cram so much onto such a tiny disk. But wait.. let's run back to the days of old.. back to say 1988.
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Joel on Software
by Pau Garcia i Quiles on Wed 23rd Feb 2005 22:47 UTC

Oh man, you *really* need to read http://www.joelonsoftware.com">Joen .

Bloated? WHAT bloated?
- Software today does lots of things it didn't 20 years agoç
- Hardware is soooo cheap
- Developer time is sooooo expensive (even in the FOSS world: just think of "scarce" instead of "expensive")

It just does not make sense to waste a lot of time optimizing. Waste your time developing for systems like the ones you had in 1985 and you will finish like Lotus with 1-2-3.