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Bloat

Before I "upgraded" to Windows 10 (yeah, I seriously regret it ...) my editor of choice was Word Perfect.  Version 4.2.  For those of you not old enough to understand that, it was written in 1985.  I used it for 30 years.  It worked just fine.

 

It was, as far as I know, the last commercial program to be code optimized.

 

So I have great sympathies with this fellow who is disenchanted with our current bloated software practices.

 

Lest you think this is just another rant from an old IT curmudgeon, it does have a security point.  Complexity is the enemy of security.  It's not just that now, in order to run these bloated applications, we have to have multi-core CPUs that are subject to race conditions or give away secret information.  It's having to have 150 megabyte programs just to draw a keyboard on a screen.  (Yes, I know we get autocorrect thrown in.  Not everyone considers that a benefit.)  When we used to have viruses that clocked in at hundreds of bytes (and, yes, I know even malware has gotten bloated these days) how much damage can you do with that much space to hide in?


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Re: Bloat

Successfully posted.  I wondered if I was going to go away with linking to the http://www.damnyouautocorrect.com/ site.

 

(Darn you pr0n filter!)


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