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.
Leland Wilkinson on Bloatware
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All the Foreign Bodies That Got Stuck
Many things get stuck in people’s bodies. This is the percentage breakdown for the most common objects that end up in the emergency room.
When Straight Americans Lost Their Virginity
Everyone has his or her own timeline, but here it is in general for Americans.
Restless Sleep With Age
It seems like no matter what I do, I cannot sleep through the night. Will it ever let up? According to the data, the answer is no and it will only get worse.