A recent Twitter post comparing an older computer running Windows NT 3.51 and a newer one running Windows 11 showed the older computer loading apps instantly while the newer computer showed significant lag. This opened up a discussion on how, while computers have gotten better, performance on trivial tasks has regressed. Latency on modern computer interfaces is getting worse. Frameworks, layers of abstraction, and the mass adoption of managed and interpreted languages are causing a lot of this latency.

Source: Fast machines, slow machines – Julio Merino (jmmv.dev)