- Wed Sep 17, 2003 9:26 pm
I was interested in the ideas and comments of ratnakar and Steve and would like to add my own perspective on this topic.
I use a computer made in the Windows 95 era, so it is quite slow by modern standards, but it still does everything I want a computer to do. I use a 56k modem, and to stay within budget I can only download about 2.5 Mb per day. So for me, the less special effects, bells, whistles and tinsel there are on webpages the better.
There is also a broader principle here - the overall efficiency of the internet. To me the internet is a fabulous contruction, one of the seven wonders of the modern world. There has never been anything like the internet in the history of humankind. Who knows what we can achieve, build and solve with the internet in the years and generations to come. Let’s not load it down with unneccessary baggage. Let’s keep it as free as we can and as efficient and fast as we can.