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Created 3/2/1998
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Slate vs. Salon: My Log

J. Bradford DeLong
delong@econ.berkeley.edu
http://www.j-bradford-delong.net

 

Someday I am going to use this log to write a sequel to my piece on Slate's slow downloading times...


My piece about the unbearable heaviness of Slate...

It appeared in REWIRED...


Approx. 10:00 PM PST March 2, 1998; surfing from home; 
connected via 28.8K dialup to Berkeley; using Navigator 4; 
surfexpress installed:

Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate contents:				75 seconds
Slate Chatterbox:				34 seconds
Back to contents:				18 seconds
Slate Stevenson:				14 seconds
Back to contents:				27 seconds
McKelvey:						10 seconds
McKelvey page 2:				7 seconds      average: 26.4


Salon contents:				8 seconds
Salon 21st:					32 seconds
21st page 2:					12 seconds
Back to contents:				6 seconds
Crouch:						7 seconds
Back to contents:				8 seconds
Starr:							7 seconds      average: 11.4




Approx. 11:30 AM PST March 3, 1998; surfing from office; 
connected via ethernet to Berkeley; using Navigator 4:

Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate contents: 				60 seconds
Pundit central: 				29 seconds
Back to contents: 			25 seconds
Brent Staples review: 		25 seconds
Back to contents: 			19 seconds
Chatterbox: 					42 seconds
Back to contents: 			40 seconds
Gates diary: 					25 seconds     average: 33.1

(Why does Bill Gates think that it takes "... five seconds 
to download a new browser."?)

Salon contents: 				17 seconds
"Eyeballing":					16 seconds
Levine: 						7 seconds
Back to contents: 			6 seconds
Forward to "silence..." 	27 seconds
Back to contents: 			6 seconds
Angkor Wat: 					11 seconds
Back to contents: 			8 seconds
Forward to newsreal: 		21 seconds
Toothless hounds: 			10 seconds
Back to contents: 			7 seconds
Glitch in time: 				20 seconds
Net generation: 				5 seconds     average: 12.4


Approx. 4:15 PM PST March 3, 1998; surfing from office 
connected via ethernet to Berkeley; Navigator 4:
keeping contents page open at all times--that is, 
clicking on links via the "open in new window" command...


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate contents:				33 seconds
International papers:		27 seconds
Week/Spin:						25 seconds
Other magazines: 				13 seconds
Michael Lewis:				20 seconds     average: 23.6

Switching to Hotwired...
Hotwired contents:			60 seconds
Jon Katz:						13 seconds
Jeff Veen:						16 seconds
Veen page 2:					12 seconds
Veen page 3:					12 seconds      average: 9.4

Jump out of Hotwired to Eric S. Raymond's site:

jump to Cathedral...			4 seconds
Cathedral part 1: 			3 seconds
Cathedral part 2:				4 seconds
Cathedral part 3:				2 seconds
part 4:						3 seconds
part 5: 						2 seconds
part 6:						2 seconds
part 7:						1 second
part 8:						2 seconds
part 9: 						2 seconds
part 10:						3 seconds
Eric's Writings:	 			5 seconds
WarGames II:					2 seconds     average: 2.7

Back to Hotwired...

html editor shootout:		10 seconds
page 2:						11 seconds
page 3:						11 seconds
page 4: 						7 seconds
page 5:						12 seconds
page 6:	 					12 seconds
page 7:						9 seconds
page 8:						7 seconds
page 9							9 seconds     average: 9.7


Approx. 10:00 PM PST March 3, 1998; surfing from home; 
connected via 28.8K dialup to Berkeley; using Navigator 3:
keeping contents page open at all times--that is, 
clicking on links via the "open in new window" command...

Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================

Slate contents				85 seconds
Keeping Tabs					25 seconds
Chatterbox						43 seconds
Gates diary 2					63 seconds     average: 54.0


Salon contents				10 seconds
21st:							30 seconds
21st page 2:					7 seconds
Babel off:						8 seconds
Babel off 2:					14 seconds
Et tu Hillary					15 seconds     average: 14.0



Approx. 11:00 AM PST March 4, 1998; surfing from office; 
connected via ethernet to Berkeley; using Navigator 4:

keeping contents page open at all times--that is, 
clicking on links via the "open in new window" command...

Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================

Salon contents:				17 seconds
Tom Tomorrow:					28 seconds
Articles by subject:			13 seconds
21st features					9 seconds
Caught in the headlights	27 seconds
1997 21st features:			31 seconds
Giant sucking sound			11 seconds
Reality check:				8 seconds
Reality check page 2:		6 seconds     average: 16.9

--------------------------------------------------
Slate contents:				67 seconds
Nato expansion:				66 seconds
Nato expansion 2:				31 seconds
Nato expansion 3:				18 seconds
Back to Slate contents:		45 seconds
Prudence:						14 seconds     average: 40.2


FIVE HOURS LATER (Approx. 4:30 PM PST):

Reload contents:				101 seconds
Gates diary:					35 seconds
Pundits:						40 seconds
Pundit links:					8 seconds
Slate Search:					203 seconds
List of departments:			31 seconds
Find dept dismal science:		The collator timed out trying to 
						acquire a connection to DSS... 
						(47 seconds)

Find dept dismal science:	Data missing... (38 seconds)
find dept dismal science:	65 seconds 
								(carried me back to search page)
List of departments:			14 seconds
Find dept dismal science:	46 seconds
list page 2:					64 seconds
CPI and rat race:				49 seconds
Accidental theorist:			45 seconds
dismal science list page 3:		The collator timed out trying to 
						acquire a connection to a DSS 
						(23 seconds)

dismal science list page 2:		The collator timed out trying to 
						acquire a connection to a DSS 
						(28 seconds)

dismal science list page 1:		The collator timed out trying to
						acquire a connection to a DSS
						(34 seconds)

search page:				29 pages
dismal science list page 1:		The collator timed out trying to
						acquire a connection to a DSS
						(42 seconds)

dismal science list page 1:		Data missing... (37 seconds)

average (adding a 60 second penalty for pages never loaded): 92.6

							
--------------------------------------------------
Cloakroom:					12 seconds
Buzz:						14 seconds
Newslinks:					33 seconds
Huffington:				22 seconds
Greg Pierce				30 seconds
credibility gap:			5 seconds
Hotline Earlybird:		17 seconds
Post-Indonesia:			26 seconds
Buzz-Texas:				15 seconds     average: 19.3



APPROXIMATELY 7 PM PST March 4, 1998; surfing from home; 
connected via 28.8K dialup to Berkeley; using Navigator 4; 
surfexpress installed
keeping contents page open at all times--that is, 
clicking on links via the "open in new window" command...

Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================

Slate contents					186 seconds
Gates diary-Wednesday:			218 seconds
Dialogue-Asia-Bergsten:			86 seconds
Dialogue-Asia-Sachs:				62 seconds
Other magazines:					48 seconds
Week/Spin							64 seconds    average: 110.7

--------------------------------------------------
Salon contents					37 seconds
21st column:						34 seconds
21st page 2:						53 seconds
Wanderlust:						31 seconds
Newsreal:							72 seconds
Media:								38 seconds     average: 44.2



APPROXIMATELY 11:00 AM MARCH 5; SURFING FROM OFFICE 
CONNECTED VIA ETHERNET TO BERKELEY; NAVIGATOR 4: 


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================

Slate contents					73 seconds
(skipping "title" page entirely--but demanding 
access to http://www.slate.com/contents.asp 
directly produces some oddities: for example, 
the "by date"/"by page" switch is absent)
Today's papers:					46 seconds
Back to contents:					31 seconds
Four courses of spam:			26 seconds
Back to contents:					20 seconds
Motley fool:						41 seconds     average: 39.5


----------------------------------

Salon contents:					15 seconds
Archives:							11 seconds
21st reviews:						8 seconds
21st reviews (1997):				9 seconds
Empire clicks back:				24 seconds
Empire2:							10 seconds
Survival of the chicest			6 seconds
Survival page 2					9 seconds     average: 11.5

-----------------------------------
Brad DeLong's home page:		7 seconds
Brad DeLong's links page:		3 seconds     average: 5

-----------------------------------
Allpolitics/news					20 seconds
Lewinsky-immunity					38 seconds
Starr-ethics						20 seconds
Clinton-deposition				19 seconds     average: 24.2

-----------------------------------
Netly news:						60 seconds
Netly2:							73 seconds
Time Online:						37 seconds
Time 100:							75 seconds (killed it after)
Time Daily:						71 seconds
Gates:								35 seconds     average: 69.7

-----------------------------------
Rewired:							32 seconds
Rewired message board:			5 seconds      average: 18.5
-----------------------------------
Wired news:						84 seconds
Lunar ice:							20 seconds
USENET:							19 seconds
General Magic:					21 seconds
Slate:								15 seconds
Slate's ready to charge:		17 seconds
hotwired:							92 seconds
Jon Katz:							35 seconds
Jon Katz text:					11 seconds
Brooke Shelby Biggs:				67 seconds
Biggs text:						10 seconds
Jeff Veen:							25 seconds
lessons from Apache:				24 seconds
Standards:							12 seconds
Suck								45 seconds     average: 35.6
------------------------------------
NYT-International News			7 seconds
IMF Fund Accord					12 seconds
Indonesia							21 seconds
NYT-National news					11 seconds
Sheppard:							13 seconds
NYT-political news				6 seconds
Discredit Starr:					7 seconds
Smoking foes:						7 seconds
NYT Oped:							7 seconds
AP breaking news:					12 seconds
Dow drops:							7 seconds     average: 10.2



APPROXIMATELY 8:00 PM PST MARCH 5; SURFING FROM HOME 
CONNECTED VIA 28.8K DIALUP TO BERKELEY; NAVIGATOR 4; 
SURFEXPRESS INSTALLED:


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Salon contents					123 seconds
Strange bedfellows:				95 seconds
International papers:			23 seconds
Today's papers:					89 seconds
Poem:								18 seconds
Search;							43 seconds
Poem List							28 seconds
Poem list 2:						36 seconds
Eros Tyrannos:					27 seconds     average: 53.6
-------------------------------------
Salon contents					6 seconds
Ivy League eggs:					52 seconds
Eggs page 2:						35 seconds
Eggs page 3:						23 seconds     average: 29   





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APPROXIMATELY 6:00 PM PST MARCH 6; SURFING FROM HOME 
CONNECTED VIA 28.8K DIALUP TO BERKELEY; NAVIGATOR 4; 
SURFEXPRESS INSTALLED:


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate contents:					101
Readme:							47
Chatterbox:						65
Other magazines					24
Week/spin							51     average: 65.6

-----------------------------------
Salon contents					3
Clousplitter						17
Cloudsplitter 2					13
High school						36
High school 2						24
21st								43
Get this straight					6
Get this straight 2				4
Newsreal							16
Wanderlust							12
LitS								19
Madonna							13
Unzipped title					8
Unzipped text						12     average: 16.1



APPROXIMATELY 9:30 PM PST MARCH 10; SURFING FROM HOME 
CONNECTED VIA 28.8K DIALUP LINE TO BERKELEY; NAVIGATOR 4; 
SURFEXPRESS INSTALLED; KEEPING CONTENTS WINDOW 
OPEN AT ALL TIMES; HEAVY LOAD ON MACHINE--WRITING WEB 
PAGES IN THE FOREGROUND WHILE NAVIGATOR DOWNLOADS 
IN THE BACKGROUND:


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Salon contents					10 seconds
Salon "Franklin Planner"		67 seconds
  FP2								36
  FP3								40
PalmPilot							20
  PP2								13
WAnderlust							70
  WL2								20
  Letters							37
Vernon Jordan						39
  VJ2								63     average: 37.7
-----------------------------------
Slate contents					294 seconds
Summary judgment					68
Chatterbox							77
Caviar								85
Daily Papers						173... stopped with no text loaded
Daily Papers						265... download stopped with no
									text loaded
                                      average: 204.6
---------------------------------
http://www.alertbox.com/		24 seconds
Changes in usability since 94:	29 
Download times					17
Page Sizes Small					21      average: 27.8




APPROXIMATELY 4:30 PM PST MARCH 14; SURFING FROM HOME 
CONNECTED VIA 28.8K DIALUP TO BERKELEY; NAVIGATOR 4; 
SURFEXPRESS INSTALLED:


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate contents:					174
Readme								32
Flame Posies						40
Weisberg							16
Bailout							68
Brock								32
Chatterbox							37
Int. Papers						41
Other magazines					13
Week/Spin							26     average: 48.0

---------------------------------
Salon contents					15
21st								34
Newsreal							9      average: 19.3


APPROXIMATELY 2:30 PM PST MARCH 16; SURFING FROM FEDERAL 
RESERVE BANK OF SAN FRANCISCO (T-3???):


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate porch						25
Contents							38
Pundit Central					12
Back to contents					22
Esterhas							12
Conundrum							16
Back to contents					22
International papers				12
Back to contents					15
Movies								14
Back to contents					15
Prudence							17
Back to contents					15
Today's papers					23
Back to contents					15
Poem								11
Search								17
List of departments				6
Dismal science					11
East in the red					18 seconds
Compost							7
Author list						14
Eliot Abrams						4
Dialogue							18
Contents							21
Readme								17
Cookies							10
Back to readme					12
Back to contents					15
News quiz							14
Fray								11
Slate tech issues					13
Back 10 messages					9
Back 10 messages					14
Back 10 messages					9
Back 10 messages					7
Next 10 messages					7
Next 10 messages					9
Next 10 messages					10
Next 10 messages					10     average: 14.7 


------------------------------------------
Salon contents					5 seconds
Newsreal							18
Newsreal2							3
letters							3
Back to contents					2
21st								11
Back to contents					3
Media								5
Back to contents					2
Paula Jones						10
Back to contents					2
CNet								10
CNet2								21     average: 7.4



APPROXIMATELY 10:30 AM PST MARCH 17; SURFING FROM BERKELEY 
BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS LIBRARY:


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate front porch					24
Slate contents					37
Herbert Stein						21     average: 27.3



APPROXIMATELY 10:00 PM PST MARCH 17; SURFING FROM HOME 
CONNECTED WITH 28.8K DIALUP LINE TO BERKELEY:


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate contents					65
Chatterbox							95
Lewis								36     average: 65.3


-----------------------------
Salon contents					22
News								27
21st								43
Bookcase							23     average: 28.8



APPROXIMATELY 7:00 PM PST MARCH 18; SURFING FROM HOME 
CONNECTED WITH 28.8K DIALUP LINE TO BERKELEY:


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate contents					116 seconds
Stein on budget					128
Mind over Monica					41
Other magazines					44
Week/Spin							80     average: 81.8

----------------------------------------------------

Salon contents					12 seconds
Salon on Slate					34
Salon on Slate2					16
Hillary was right					55
Hillary was right2				20
Ehrenreich							68
Ehrenreich2						16
Roiphe								10     average: 28.9



APPROXIMATELY 8:30 PM PST MARCH 19; SURFING FROM HOME 
CONNECTED WITH 28.8K DIALUP LINE TO BERKELEY: 
USING *INTERNET*EXPLORER*4*


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate front porch					146 seconds
Login failed page					75
Sign in page						63
Contents page						229, at the end of which
						contents still had not
						loaded; pulled the plug...

									       average: 286.5

-----------------------------------------------------
Salon contents					39 seconds
Rwanda								46
Rwanda page 2						18
Media								44
Movies								61
Movies page 2						32
TV									44     average: 40.6



Dropping back to Netscape Navigator 4.03:


Slate contents					114 seconds
Asian bailout						61
Weisberg							50
International Papers				94
Other Magazines					33     average: 70.4

--------------------------------------------------

Salon contents					34 seconds
Rwanda								25
Rwanda page 2						14
Media								30
Movies								42
Movies page 2						18
TV									30     average: 27.6

(so no more Internet Explorer for a long time--and I 
learned the distressing fact that Explorer does not 
load some of the animated .gifs on my own site properly...)




APPROXIMATELY 10:00 AM MARCH 24; SURFING FROM OFFICE 
CONNECTED VIA ETHERNET TO BERKELEY; NAVIGATOR 4: 


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================

Slate contents					60 seconds
Today's papers					90
Spin								15
International papers				14
Other magazines					17
Gist								21
chatterbox							21
Summary Judgement					11
Pundit Central					18
Recycled							33
News Quiz							12
Readme								43
Jerry Springer					18
Sex Addiction						33
Weisberg							16
Internet Stock bubble			8
Budget								34
Dr. Spock							19
Gawande							13 (my god... I can't believe that 
someone would actually write about how more accidents don't happen
when Friday the 13th is the day of a full moon... Atul needs more things
to write about...)
Monica goes film noir			12
Mind over Monica					10
Kleiner ex Machina				12
Reply-all							35
Gertrude Stein					25
Primary colors					17
Leguizamo							7
Tea with the local saint		8
Prudence							16
Francis Bacon						28
Oscars								19
Stein from Israel					21
Stein page 2						14
Stein page 3						12
Asia Bailout						32
Cats and dogs						17
Coupland diary					35
Compost-search					22
Boilerslate						11
Fray								13
E-mail								32
Back to table of contents		52     average: 23.0 

--------------------------------------------

Salon contents					2 connection refused
Salon contents					2 connection refused
Salon contents					2 connection refused
Salon contents					2 connection refused
Salon contents					14 seconds
E-mail								21
E-mail2							4
21st challenge					6
Troopergate						26
Bag man							12
Bag man2							14
Killing Fields					11
Rwanda2							9
Slick Willey						8
Quote of the day					4
Spring Break						17
Spring break2						8
Heat of the Night					11
Heat of the Night2				4
Peggy Noonan						14
Larry Kramer						8     average: 10.4



APPROXIMATELY 7:00 PM PST MARCH 24; SURFING FROM HOME 
CONNECTED VIA 28.8K DIALUP TO BERKELEY; NAVIGATOR 4: 


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================

Slate contents					92 seconds
Gingrich							38
Today's Papers					74
Spin								38     average: 60.5

-----------------------------------
Salon contents					34
Clinton cocaine smear			32
Daily quote						11
Mothers who think					87
21st								47
21st2								30
21st3								19
21st4								14
Smithsonian						18     average: 32.4


Approx. 10:30 AM PST March 27, 1998; surfing from Federal
Reserve Bank of San Francisco; connected via T-3?;
using Navigator 4; 


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate contents:				32 seconds
International papers			12
Other magazines				32
Contents						27
Search							47 (Dr. Watson for Windows NT:
								(an application error has
								occurred...)

								      average: 42.5 seconds

-------------------------------------
Salon contents				4
Media Circus					9
Media Circus2					4
Dickenson						7
Dickenson2						5
Wanderlust						7
Wanderlust2					3
Coupeland						5
Posts of the Week				3     average: 5.2 seconds



Approx. 9:00 PM PST March 27, 1998; surfing from Home;
connected via 28.8K dialup line to Berkeley;
using Navigator 4; Surf Express installed.


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate contents:				296 seconds
Readme							56
Week/spin						25
Chatterbox						66
International Papers			25
Other magazines				30     average: 83 seconds

-------------------------------
Salon contents:				18 seconds
Salon recommends				18
Salon rec. 3/20				15
Salon rec. 3/13				20     average: 17.8 seconds


APPROXIMATELY 11:00 AM MARCH 31; SURFING FROM OFFICE 
CONNECTED VIA ETHERNET TO BERKELEY; NAVIGATOR 4: 

Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate contents:				70 seconds
Week/spin						9
Pundit Central				42
International papers			12
Other mags					 	16
News quiz						6
Recycled						23 (why can't it jump directly to
									(the article?)
Chatterbox						22
Summary judgmeent				8
back to contents				54
Pinker							30
Smiley							10     average: 30.2 seconds

-------------------------------------
Salon contents				12
Intel							30
Power cults					11
Cults2							9
Newsreal						17
News2							3
Daily quote					3
Media							17
Moyers							9
Moyers2						6
Oscars							8
Sneak preview books			23
Buddha Bob						6
Interviews--D. Allison		18
Allison2						9
Ian MacEwan					14
MacEwan2						12
Crouch							12
Crouch2						4
Always in Pursuit				4	  average: 11.8 seconds




APPROXIMATELY 7:00 PM PST MARCH 31; SURFING FROM HOME 
CONNECTED VIA 28.8K DIALUP TO BERKELEY; NAVIGATOR 4: 


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================

Slate signin					74 seconds (an error occurred
												 (during login)
Slate contents				130
Chatterbox						85
Michael Lewis					307
Keeping Tabs					90
Cullen Murphy					150     average: 167.2
-------------------------------
Salon contents				55
Yellow Journalism				33
YJ2								16
Burkett						37
Burkett2						18      average: 31.8



APPROXIMATELY 7:00 PM PST APRIl 3; SURFING FROM HOME 
CONNECTED VIA 28.8K DIALUP TO BERKELEY; NAVIGATOR 4: 


Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================

Slate contents				87 seconds
Slate readme					16
Strange bedfellows			44
Frameset						36
Moyers							47
Week/Spin						51
Other magazines				53     average: 47.7

---------------------------------
Salon contents				27
21st							65
Roiphe							43     average: 45.0



Approx. 4:00 PM PDT April 14, 1998; surfing from office; 
connected via ethernet to Berkeley; using Navigator 4:

Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate contents: 				52 seconds
Chatterbox						34
International papers			8
Summary judgment				11
News quiz						9
Spin							9
Pundit Central				8
Other Mags						10
Recycled						7
Gist							34
Culturebox						15
Dick Morris					11
Seems to me					10
Reply all						30
Assessment						23
Dismal science				15
Strange bedfellows			15
Readme							10
Daffodils						42
Poem							9
Books							63
Books2							33
Prudence						11
Francis Bacon					20
Civility						28
Movies							29     average: 21 seconds


--------------------------------
Salon contents				287 seconds (timed out)
										average: 347 seconds



Approx. 7:00 PM PDT April 18, 1998; surfing from home; 
connected via 28.8 K to Berkeley; using Navigator 4:

Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate contents: 				104 seconds
Week/spin						38
Chatterbox						72
Other mags.					35
Readme							32
Assessment						76
Flame posies					84
Strange bedfellow				77     average: 65 seconds


-----------------------------

Salon contents				22 seconds
Editorial						48
Starr Strikes back			29
Scaife--CNN					30
Kenneth in Wonderland		24
21st							24
21st page 2					11
21st Challenge				11
Let's get this straight		6
Let me software go			22
Consider the source			22
Apple and snake				20
Media--Stuff and Gear		16     average: 21.9 seconds


Approx. 9:30 AM PDT May 6 1998; surfing from office; 
connected via Ethernet to Berkeley; using Navigator 4:

Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate contents: 				91 seconds
Chatterbox						46
Back to contents				29
Culturebox						45
Spin							23
Pundit Central				51
Other Mags						30
Gist							27
Egghead						28
Back to contents				117
Slate links					44
Readme							36
Assessment						31
Strange Bedfellows			42
Sarah Kerr						59
Back to contents				83
Stock market					20
Vote yes						19
Glassman						22
Crook							11		average: 42.7


-------------------------------------------------
Salon contents:				14 seconds
Geeks and aliens				24
Geeks and aliens2				20
Arthur Clark					11
News							15
News2							13
Spin Cycle						9
Spin2							6
Newsroom Salaries				12
Daily Quote					8
Waas							11
LBJ								16
LBJ2							12
Sheer Rage						14
Student Body					13		average: 13.2


Approx. 9:00 PM PDT May 7, 1998; surfing from home; 
connected via 28.8 K to Berkeley; using Navigator 4:

Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate contents: 				104 seconds





Approx. 1:00 PM PDT May 12, 1998; surfing from office; 
connected via ethernet K to Berkeley; using Navigator 4:

Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate contents:				87 seconds
Week/Spin						26
Other magazines				19
Cyberbattle					76
Shawn							33
TV								25
Diary							12     average: 39.7


-----------------------------------------
Salon contents: 				24 seconds
Deprogramming					26 
Deprogramming2				13
Clinton and Netanyahu		20
Daily quote					19
Clinton and Netanyahu2		3
Changing partners				10
Changing partners2			6
Judicial Watch				3
Daily quote					6
Dorfman						11
21st							11
Wired Web						25
Travel							14
Travel2						16     average: 13.8





Approx. 11:00 AM PDT May 15, 1998; surfing from office; 
connected via ethernet K to Berkeley; using Navigator 4:

Page				Time to load until article is readable
====				======================================
Slate contents:				96 seconds
Chatterbox						39
Back to contents				64
Week/spin						41
Gist							53
Other magazines				14
Readme							40     average: 49.6



---------------------------------------
Salon contents:				14 seconds
Rage...						29
21st							20
Godwin2						7
Straight						6
News							15
Suharto2						6
India Bomb						6      average: 12.9


==================================================
Date and Time			Slate		Salon
-------------			-----		-----
March 2 day			26.4		11.4
March 3 day			33.1		12.4
March 3 night			54.0		14.0
March 4 day			40.2		16.9
March 4 night			110.7		44.2
March 5 day			39.5		11.5
March 5 night			53.6		29.0
March 6 night			65.6		16.1
March 10 night		207.7		34.6
March 14 night		48.0		19.3
March 16 day			14.7		7.4*
March 17 night		65.3		28.8
March 18 night		81.8		28.9
March 19 night		286.5		40.6**
March 24 day			23.0		10.4		
March 24 night		60.5		32.4
March 27 day			42.5		5.2*
March 27 night		83.0		17.8
March 31 day			30.2		11.8
March 31 night		167.2		31.8
April 3 night			47.7		45.0
April 14 day			21.0		347.0
April 18 night		65.0		21.9
May 6 day				42.7		13.2
May 12 day				39.7		13.8
May 15 day				49.6		12.9


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