If we look at the vintage program Netscape Navigator or an early version of Microsoft Word, those programs were less than 50 MB in size. Now when I install google chrome it is 200 MB and desktop version of Slack is 300 MB. I read about some rule that programs will take all available memory no matter how much it is but why?
Why are the current sizes of programs so large compared to 10 or 15 years ago? The programs are not doing significantly more functions and do not look very different. What is it that is the resource hog now?