Time and time again this guy brings pressing issues accross in such an amicable way, it’s fascinating. More important: the content of the talk should go in all of our hearts and minds (pointing a finger at myself right now).
Does this matter anymore? Will this matter in 2 years? Average American webapp user in the US has 50MB download speed, LTE on phone, etc., is this just a remnant of slow modems... Overseas markets surely, but ... isn't this mostly just to get your own and your co-workers rocks off ?
This will matter in two years. Two years ago in Washington DC, or San Francisco, or New York (places with incredible if not world-class wireless communications infrastructure), I was extremely likely to run into poor mobile connectivity and spotty wi-fi. Any corner of these cities, any network. I am just as likely to run into issues today as I will be two years from now and two years after that. Big cities have immense areas with poor connectivity, even if you have the money to pay for the best service. Rural and remote places all over the world have it far worse, regardless of income.
This is about building robust and parsimonious websites for unknown circumstances. These concerns are not just exercises in performance metrics – this is about basic accessibility.
Does this matter anymore?
LTE is fast but has high latency and not nearly as reliable as a "home" connection. Coverage is poor in the US once you leave populated areas. How many times have I had to refresh an article that wouldn't display because the connection choked on the 18th JS script it had to load? (had to do that twice just this AM, I'm in Los Angeles)
Earlier but related (and from the same guy): Textversion of the talk What Happens Next Will Amaze You
Wonderful, thanks for sharing.
(Also, that working Minecraft CPU is insane!)
You may then dig this too: Video Call on Minecraft
I didn't think I would watch the whole thing, but it was a very captivating talk.
Who else immediately went to all their sites/apps to measure size?