Leland Wilkinson on Bloatware

Posted to Quotes  |  Nathan Yau

I have not yet achieved that elusive zero-byte graphics program, but I do believe that bulk, in programming or in writing, can sometimes be an inverse measure of clarity and thought. Users dislike “bloatware” not only because it is a pig that wastes their computers’ resources but also because they know it usually reflects design-by-committee and sloppy thinking.

Leland Wilkinson. The Grammar of Graphics. 2005.

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