MIT boosts webpage loading speeds by 34% with new Polaris system
Marlene Breverman stashed this in Webpage loading
In the days of dial-up internet access, web pages did not load instantly — not even close. How quickly we forget. Now, most people will simply move on if a site doesn’t load in a few seconds. There are probably other pages that willload instantly, so why bother? Researchers from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are trying to solve the problem of slow load times with a new system that is 34% faster than traditional methods.
And will better efficiency mean that more work should get done?
Yes. Note that lots of people are trying to speed up the web these days, notably Google AMP:
I was thinking more in terms of what output will be expected from Cubicle Person.
Oh. Well it still takes the same amount of time to read.
Reducing the load times is small compared with the amount of time to read.
... and now cue in the uptick of Reading Retention programs.
So that people can improve the speed of their reading?
So that people can remember what they've read. (That's the hardest for me — half my focus goes towards "I must remember this", and not to what I'm actually reading.)
Reading is easy if you don't have to comprehend and retain.
Retaining is much much harder.