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Vanity performance metrics — Looking beyond the numbers

Vanity performance metrics — Looking beyond the numbers

My deck from RuhrJS in Germany—Slide notes, references and Shoutouts to those who shared so much great and interesting data about global internet connectivity are missing! I'll attempt to update the deck in a couple of days after jetlag stops hurting me so much :-)

Shout out to Bruce Lawson for being such a thoughtful and clever person.

Ben Schwarz

July 03, 2016

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  1. Number of hours worked for 500mb of data India 17

    hrs Brazil 13 hrs Indonesia 6 hrs Germany <1 hr
  2. 1hr of work for: 8 songs on Spotify 6 minutes

    of Youtube Less than 1 hour playing online games.
  3. Connections used Cable – 70mbps ADSL – 16mbps Plane wifi

    – 3mbps Phone tethering – 0—120mbps Hotel wifi – 1mbps
  4. Even if you’ve bought 500mb of data, and 4G is

    available, we cannot assume it will be 4G.
  5. Two versions of the internet The one we imagine Cable

    Fibre Large corporates University Airplanes
 Coffee shop wifi
 Conference wifi Lie-fi The one we don’t
  6. “I read a study that measured the efficiency of locomotion

    for various species on the planet. The condor used the least energy to move a kilometre. Humans came in with a rather unimpressive showing about a third of the way down the list....That didn't look so good, but then someone at Scientific American had the insight to test the efficiency of locomotion for a man on a bicycle and a man on a bicycle blew the condor away. That's what a computer is to me: the computer is the most remarkable tool that we've ever come up with. It's the equivalent of a bicycle for our minds.”