Strategy Letter IV: Bloatware and the 80/20 Myth
Version 5.0 of Microsoft’s flagship spreadsheet program Excel came out in 1993. It was positively huge; it required a whole 15MB of hard drive space. In those days we could still remember our first 20MB PC hard drives (around 1985), so 15MB sure seemed like a lot.
KeywordsSoftware Problem Hard Drive Word Processor Cheap Alternative Virtual Memory
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