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One only has to look at the demoscene to realise that limitations inspire creativity and efficiency. It's just a form of art, but gives a glimpse at what computers are capable of, if only we would try to use them more efficiently. I think award-winning 4k or 64k demos should be required watching for every software developer. Here are some personal favourites which have also appeared on HN:

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11848097

https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=14409210

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3n3c_8Nn2Y






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