Your Genome is Smaller than Microsoft Office
If we took your entire genetic code -- the entire biological program that resulted in your cells, organs, body and mind -- and burned it into a CD, it would be smaller than Microsoft Office. Two digital bits can encode for the four DNA bases (A,T,C and G) resulting in a 750MB file that can be compressed for the preponderance of structural filler in the DNA chain. Even with simple Huffman encoding, we should get below the 486MB of my minimal Office 2004 install.
If much of the human genome consists of vestigial evolutionary and parasitic remnants that serve no useful purpose, then we could compress it to 60MB of concentrated information.
What does this tell us about Microsoft? About software development? About complex systems development in general?