14.4K: Anethema to Web 2.0
Do you realize that if access to the internet were to be restricted to 14.4K, all Web 2.0 companies would be out of business overnight? There wouldn't be enough bandwidth to serve up all the ads and other assorted garbage. The web browsers would be redesigned to acquire the page's text first, and then show images as a last resort. What a difference that would make! The sites would have to focus on content and service, and not try to tatoo the user's retinas with advertising.