Doesn't really blow my mind considering I had to block China just to keep my IP safe and stop the river of spam.
My mind was however blown in New Dehli a few years back with rooms full of batteries just to keep the hardware running while the backup generator kicked on about 30x/day as the electricity kept going off.
Craigslist comes to mind
It's like WebmasterWorld, simple, easy to read, gets the job done ;)
It's like WebmasterWorld, simple, easy to read, gets the job done
There isn't anything wrong with web2.0 technology. But it's relatively new and many developers are still learning and costs of development are way higher than making a plain site. Then there is lot of unnecessary code/bloat when scripting is integrated and in many cases there is no testing for cross-browser or different environments compatibility. That introduces lots of latency and bad user experience.
Web2.0 improves performance for many site navigation aspects and reduces resource consumption. For instance if the server does 100 database queries to service a different topic page, using ajax you could only make 10 queries as various layout parts of the page will stay the same anyways. The problem is of course compatibility, spiders won't see the topic if there is no alternative route, so the site has to support both methods.