not for modem users

Posted by Pierre Igot in: Technology
September 19th, 2003 • 5:57 pm

I try to visit some popular blogs from time to time, and Cory Doctorow’s BoingBoing is supposed to be one of them.

I can’t help but be baffled, however, but the fact that his site is pretty much unusable if you are, like me, on a modem connection. The design of the site is such as there is only one web page per month. It would be (almost) tolerable if the blog were text-only, but this particular blog uses a lot of pictures.

The end result is that, whenever I follow a link to a particular BoingBoing item, I end up HAVING to wait for up to five minutes before the month page is fully loaded and the browser jumps to the appropriate section within the page.

Good Lord. And I thought bloggers were a tech-savvy, standards-compliant, low-bandwidth-friendly lot… It boingboinggles the mind.

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