James Bond was orginally called Barry Clams [Note: Typo in original headline at post time.]
Go look at it.
According to Letter Count, the entire item people are meant to read — including headline — is just 415 characters.
Saved as a plain text file, that’s just 423 bytes (according to Windows XP Properties on a plain text file from WordPad).
Yet if you save that page as HTML, it’s a whopping 1.59MBs!
Over a megabyte and a half of absolute crap — ads, links to extraneous stuff — to deliver what can be read in less than ten seconds!
Advertising on the Internet is worse than it’s even been on TV.
And no, I don’t have a solution. I’m just fed up with bloated web pages and point to this as one of the worst examples.