tedster - 4:53 pm on Jun 18, 2011 (gmt 0)
Speed depends on connectivity. I ride the Acela train frequently between Boston and NYC. I don't use their public wi-fi, but rather use my own "mi-fi" card. During those trips, speed is an issue. If anyone is on the edge of decent mobile reception, speed is an issue. If anyone is on a satellite connection, speed is an issue.
And with the obvious explosion of mobile connectivity these days, an emphasis on speed makes plenty of sense to me.
to prevent the distortion of our traffic stats
That's a concern for me, too. I'm still looking for more clarity about analytics questions. At the same time, the traffic itself is even more important to me than it's measurement. I deposit dollars in the bank, not statistics.