March 19th, 2013

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Link Harvest: understanding latency

An extremely useful article that explains what "latency" is and why it matters (and why it is different from bandwidth).
http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2013/03/youtube-buffering-or-slow-downloads-blame-the-speed-of-light/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+arstechnica%2Findex+%28Ars+Technica+-+All+content%29

I will add that another thing that presents to users like latency, but isn't, is the processing speed on your device.