The Website Obesity Crisis by Maciej CegłowskiMaciej Cegłowski
I love big websites packed with images. I love high-resolution video. I love sprawling Javascript experiments or well-designed web apps. This talk isn't about any of those. It's about mostly-text sites that, for unfathomable reasons, are growing bigger with every passing year.

I was pointed to this text version of this awesome talk at Web Directions in 2015 by Maciej Cegłowski and every paragraph is still spot on:

https://idlewords.com/talks/website_obesity.htm

I don’t care about bloat because it’s inefficient. I care about it because it makes the web inaccessible.

Maciej Cegłowski

That really hits a nerv.

Hat tip @data_shaman