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I Just Want Something to Happen When I Click

Jan 07, 2010, 09:03 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)


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"This happens the most Web-surfing. It's still the world-wide-wait. Click, wait. Click, wait. You know why Facebook, Twitter, and all the rest of those fun sites that bosses hate are so successful? Because people have to fill all that waiting time somehow. They're just sitting there, waiting on their computers. It's not enough time to do something productive, but it is enough time to Tweet.

"I swear there are only six Web developers in the whole world, and four of them are mental cases. They write terrible, unnecessarily script-heavy pages that kick multi-core CPUs into the red zone, and have hundreds of elements per page. Pages take forever to load, and they hammer your system so hard you can't do anything else while you're waiting. Then all the rest of the Web devs in the world copy and paste from the Terrible Four. Why not the Good Two? Because humans are perverse. I laugh, I mock Google DNS because they bill it as a way to speed up Web surfing. My dear Google brainiacs, DNS lookups are the least of our problems. They won't do a thing to fix boggy Web pages or overloaded ad servers."

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