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Im assuming, Kaspian, that your comment..
"...I want to incorporate Flash on my site like it's nobody's business, pretty it up with more graphics, but I can't because I'll get a big pile of emails in my inbox complaining that the pages load too slow..."
is sarcastic? :)
I see this as "faulty logic". If McDonalds moved it's operation to the middle of a swamp, I doubt that I would buy a hovercraft to run out there and pick up a big mac. I'd probably just go to the easily accessable Burger King for my fast food enjoyment.
It is all about adding value. The average person is only amused with heavy paged flash sites for so long. We need to convince movie studios and record companies to offer a value added service via the web. Perhaps being able to download Starwars for a small fee, and release it to the web before it is released on video or dvd. This would need to be done in conjunction with convincing computer users to integrate their home computers with their entertainment center. Sort of like unlimited pay perveiw. You could have video stores like blockbuster serve their entire video library via the internet. No more late movies just pay a $3.00 fee via credit card, select one of thousands of movies, download and enjoy.
There... a value added service that would help sway me toward purchasing a broadband connection.
But general web surfing could continue using lite pages (40k).
I just think the web is too young to the general public. Not much more than ten years ago we all got along just fine without what we (the consumer) know as the internet.
Just my two cents. (first post here... very cool forums)