“Ever wondered why pages seem to load slower and slower? Or why it is that browsing seems to take just as long to load a page, even though your broadband connection doubled in speed a couple of months ago?” gb7djk, a long-time Slashdot reader, blames “the bullshit web” — as described in this essay by Calgary-based front-end developer Nick Heer (who does his testing on a 50 Mbps connection).
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… When I use the word “bullshit” in this article, it isn’t in a profane sense. It is much closer to Harry Frankfurt’s definition in On Bullshit: “It is just this lack of connection to a concern with truth — this indifference to how things really are — that I regard as of the essence of bullshit….” The
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