This was a great read, thanks for sharing.
Internet is bloat, I'm starting to lose my patience.
The home page of the main internet portals I browse look very similar in appearance and functionality to the same ones I accessed when I started browsing the Internet in 1997, with two exceptions:
- client resolution was always assumed to be 640x480
- videos were the size of a thumbnail
Yes, some functionality is new, but damn, it's all text and pictures, with the eventual video, it should not eat hundreds of megabytes of RAM to render and display and not download dozens of MBs. Often in my country, pages load all scripts and elements, and then add an overlay on the top to hide them. WTF.
After I started to browse the web sometimes with this: http://winhelp2002.mvps.org/hosts.htm
it's much better but still...