Zawinski’s law of software envelopment

Zawinski’s Law of Software Envelopment relates the pressure of popularity to the phenomenon of software bloat:

Every program attempts to expand until it can read mail. Those programs which cannot so expand are replaced by ones which can.

Examples of the law in action include Emacs, MATLAB, Mozilla and Opera.

— Wikipedia on Jamie Zawinski

2012.06.28 Thursday ACHK