RE: Bad Page Design (was: Cursors! Foiled again)

Subject: RE: Bad Page Design (was: Cursors! Foiled again)
From: "Geoff Lane" <geoff -at- gjctech -dot- co -dot- uk>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2001 13:53:57 -0000

I recently upgraded from PSTN to ISDN2e (128kbps), but network choking meant
'that page' took about fifty-five seconds to load. I'm a potential customer,
but I can't afford the time to browse such a slow site -- I voted by
clicking the Close button of my browser.

Andrew Plato wrote:
> B) Who the hell uses a 28.8 modem anymore and why would any
> B2B site want to
> target such low-end slobs? Its like Netscape 3.0 users.
> Sheesh, upgrade
> already.

Who uses a 28.8 modem? Until recently, me (and I object to being called a
low-end slob:-)

To me, (global) statements like Andrew's indicate an arrogant,
technologically rich who've lost touch with the audience they're paid to
support. It's like a manufacturer of mechanical products who wants to
provide manuals only in PDF format because "everyone has a computer."

FWIW, In many parts of the Global Village, communications are expensive. For
example, in UK, telephony providers only recently offered unmetered Internet
access, and anything better than a single PSTN line carves a large chunk out
of a small company budget.

Just my two eurocents,

Geoff Lane
Cornwall, UK
geoff -at- gjctech -dot- co -dot- uk

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