I’m old enough to vividly remember floppy discs – and Blender fitting on it! That was Blender 2.04, in 2000. For fun here’s a graph showing the growth of 32 bit download zips (the release binaries). It’s a graph growing nicely with Moore’s Law. Roughly double size every 2 years. Expect a 100 MB Windows installer in 2015.
Thanks Dan ‘troubled’ for the graph work!