"Finalized" and gzipped PNaCl code is about the same size as gzipped x86 or gzipped emscripten-generated JS code. PNaCl code seems to have a static overhead of about 400kByte, probably statically linked code which is either handled through Web APIs in emscripten, or dynamically linked CRT in native executables.
In 90s, technical founders were able to launch startups successfully if they were technically strong. Getting designer was not top priority at the time. So everyone focused on having strong technical teams.
Eventually, people figured out that having someone with design skills early on your team can provide huge competitive advantage to your startup against tech only competitors. And today designer's role is very prominent in startup world.
Now all startups have technical and designing strengths on their team from day one, what do you need to stay one step ahead of the crowd ?
I have a feeling that code-wizard + design-guru team won't be good enough in near future.
It didn't do much to boost sales of the Atrix. The fingerprint reader doesn't do much to boost security when passwords are ultimately still being used. You don't need someone's finger when the account you are signing into still has inadequate security measures to begin with.