“At Google, Chris Zacharias spent his “20 percent time” building a new version of YouTube just for places with slow internet connections. It was called Feather, and the basic idea was to build a YouTube page that contained no more than 100 kilobytes of data, so that it could quickly load on machines in developing countries and other places where internet pipes were painfully narrow.”
Some would call it the digital divide
those in the land of dial up - or worse - satellite only connections to the world wide web. Sadly cell phone data plans can provide a faster connection and the web was not meant to be seen that way. … formatted to fit your screen.
Tether or go home
. I say!
But I digress… I care about my half wattage peeps since I had the dial-up back in the day when the internet was mostly text based laced with bad gifs. Worse I entered the net via Sega Dreamcast and the magical disk.
From there, I did a few years on a webtv, so I am hard core and remember the days of reading a few pages of a chapter while a page loaded. I just don’t want my internet to conform to you.
Rather, it is 2013 and we need to stop making excuses and spend money on some infrastructure in order to make make the internet TRULY accessible to all!