Whenever I start to read a review for a new “bloat-free” MS Office competitor, I know what the script is going to be:
- Office is overpriced and “bloated” with too many features that you “don’t need”
- Luckily, <company X> made a smaller leaner one without all the bloat
- But I’m never going to use it, because it doesn’t have <insert my favorite feature> or word count.
Remember, kids, the trouble with the “everyone only uses 20% of the features” myth is that everybody uses a slightly different 20%, and the journalist who has to review your exciting new BloatFreeWrite has been told to write a 250 word story.
(For review: Bloatware and the 80/20 myth. No matter how much it bothers you neat freaks, the market always votes for bloatware.)