So, with an internet connection faster than I could have thought possible in the late 1990s, what’s the score now? A story at the Hill took over nine seconds to load; at Politico, seventeen seconds; at CNN, over thirty seconds. This is the bullshit web.
Widely available broadband hasn’t made the web faster; it’s filled it with lots of stuff that doesn’t do the user any good. I am painfully aware of this every time I use a browser out in the Hill Country, where our only option is satellite internet.
On the plus side, it means I read more books.