Bloatware is everywhere
I agree with every word of this article. The new Adobe "Reader" must be the worst piece of software of all time. Would you like to add comments to this text? Would you like to animate it, start your own blog? No, I just wanted to read a pdf document.
But I think the author is, like me, the wrong side of 40, and what he is seeing is the 21st century. And it doesn't just apply to software, look at the automobile industry.
A car needs one motor, which turns the wheels round. OK, maybe another one for the windscreen wipers. But a modern car has hundreds of motors to move the seats, to move the wing mirrors, to squirt water onto the headlights and raise the bootlid. It also has an entertainment centre, a navigation centre and a communications centre. It has Bluetooth, USB and you can dock your iPod.
But I just wanted to drive to the office.