John Gruber on the one minute and twenty seconds it takes to download the day’s content for the Daily:1

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.


  1. Note that while this is downloading you can do nothing else.