Your Website Is Fat

Joshua Bixby, president of Strangeloop Networks, on GigaOM:

Like it or not, this kind of growth is the norm, and it's going to continue to be a problem for users. Sure, today's devices, browsers, and networks are incredibly powerful compared to the clunkers of 15 years ago, but here's the problem with our great big juicy hominid brains: you can pretty much count on the fact that if you have a team of technology geniuses in room A working to fix one problem, there will be a team of equally brilliant people in room B developing a technology that will create a new problem.

Bixby reports the average web page has swelled to more than one megabyte; at this rate pages will hit two megabytes by 2015.

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