Monday, March 5, 2012

You can read this in milliseconds

This is the second article I've seen lately that talks about how quickly something happens, and specifying the time in milliseconds. Yes, a millisecond is a short time. 400 milliseconds, though, is more appropriately referred to as four tenths of a second. 250 milliseconds is a quarter second.

Is it a matter of precision? I doubt it. I don't think that 400 milliseconds is exactly the amount of time that caused people to get exasperated with a page load. 390 was ok, but 400 wasn't? Not buying it.

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