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'Utterly unusable' MS Word dumped by SciFi author Charles Stross

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Re: Content and Style

> Oh no, 680 MB. How terrible. It'll never fit on my 4TB hard disk.

Good for you, although other people like/have to edit/access their stuff on less capable machine. In any case, the real problem for me is not so much the total size, but the sheer number of dependencies, which means updates take fivever to install (it's much slower to install 100 packages 1 Mb each than 1 package of 100 Mb).

> I install productivity software here, specific to education, that hits about 15GB in total. Yes, its huge for what it does, but our users want/need it, therefore we install it and live with that.

That's cool that you are willing to live with that, but as a developer and package maintainer myself that's way below the standards that I am willing to live by.

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