Fotiman - 5:05 pm on Oct 25, 2010 (gmt 0)
However, is the second number, 61%, a subset of the first (as in, 61% of the 65% with internet) or a measurement of US citizens with broadband? It's pertinent, because one suggests 4% dialup and the other suggests 39% dialup, the latter of which I tend to believe is the more accurate number.
No, it was 61% of Americans, not 61% of those that had internet (not a subset). I paid careful attention to the numbers before posting it because I wanted to be certain. :)
The really inefficient thing about JQuery in this case is that most people who program with it use the $ selector to refer to an element or group of elements they already accessed. This isn't so bad for IDs, but for classes you wind up spending more time scanning for elements than processing them.
Again, that's not a problem with the framework, but rather a problem with the developer.