The Bullshit Web, excellent article by Nick Heer on why some webpages take more time to load than 20 years ago, even if our connection bandwith is 20x better.
An honest web is one in which the overwhelming majority of the code and assets downloaded to a user’s computer are used in a page’s visual presentation, with nearly all the remainder used to define the semantic structure and associated metadata on the page. Bullshit — in the form of CPU-sucking surveillance, unnecessarily-interruptive elements, and behaviours that nobody responsible for a website would themselves find appealing as a visitor — is unwelcome and intolerable. Death to the bullshit web.
Larry King interviews Seth Godin in Communication University.