SPIRE and Moodle are too complex, let's make them simpler – Massachusetts Daily Collegian

SPIRE and Moodle are too complex, let’s make them simpler

Why minimalism on the internet matters

By Benjamin Zhou, Collegian Contributor
September 15, 2021

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Web infrastructure has grown too complex, and we need simpler websites. A typical website, like the front page of The Massachusetts Daily Collegian, contains three megabytes of data, or 150 kilobytes without images, scripts and other resources. To put that into perspective a single byte can represent a single ASCII character.

If a word in the English language contains five letters on average, then 150 kilobytes is equivalent to 30,000 words. Three [...]

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