John Gruber on the one minute and twenty seconds it takes to download the day’s content for the Daily: ((Note that while this is downloading you can do nothing else.))

It is significant, because the first minute is the most important minute. That’s the minute where the reader makes their impression of The Daily. Waiting is death.

I never got this far to see new content, but the Daily app in general is slower than a Ford Model T straight off the assembly line. In fact that Model T might have had more polish in its first iteration — that though may be a little too harsh.

No, the Daily feels more like a Flash website scrolling on a PowerPC G4 Mac mini — yeah that’s about right.


Posted by Ben Brooks