tedster - 5:23 am on Mar 14, 2011 (gmt 0)
I remember an annual contest in the 90s run by the Bandwidth Preservation Society - the idea was to build an entire site with less than 5kb of code. Oh yeah, that was a discipline! In those days, people used to say that "www" stood for "world wide wait". Of course many were on 8kb dial-up modems, too.
And now today, every time a page on Wired or whatever site grabs my browser and won't let go for 25 seconds, I want to grab their web team and scream at them.
Anyone notice how fast mobile's share is growing these days? If you don't have a dedicated mobile site, then paying attention to page speed is especially important.