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Subject: Re: UKNM: Re: BTOpenworld
From: Tomski
Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2000 19:34:45 +0100

>Now that this is actually happening at long last, perhaps it's time for a
>reminder of Tom Loosemore's comments re: fast download times.
>(The "Loosemore's Law" discussion).
>To the effect that if any of us imagine that this is an open door to
>flash-tastic, 200k (hey, why not double it!) Index pages, we've got another
>thing coming. One's tolerance of slow downloading sites does not improve
>with faster connection times.

in fact, user's tolerence of delay decreases as bandwidth increases. where
on narrowband a user might be happy to wait 8 seconds for a page to render,
on broadband they start clicking after more like 2. already fast sites are
even faster, so get used more.

>Or so the experience of a man who lived with a fat pipe in Amsterdam for a
>year would suggest (git).

less my personal experiences (though a 2mb cable modem *is* heaven) more
the feedback from the 200,000 european broadband users who use the
broadband portals i help build and manage.

The powerpoint doc on http://www.chello.com/home/P/1164/index.html gives
some details of a survey conducted of users' habits across europe.


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