I totally agree with this article and it's the reason why I will always prefer to learn by reading rather than video.

Text is the most efficient communication technology. By orders of magnitude. This blog post is likely to take perhaps 5000 bytes of storage, and could compress down to maybe 2000; by comparison the following 20-pixel-square image of the silhouette of a tweeting bird takes 4000 bytes:

graydon2 | always bet on text



@ScottMortimer totally on board with the premise, but what kind of decadent image format uses 10 bytes per pixel?

(20x20=400px, they claim 4000 bytes)

(my web browser claims the very file embedded in that page is "0.71KB", fwiw)

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