This post discusses the “Slow Web” movement, in which some are proposing a drift away from constant increases in speed. Rather, performance and the user experience are key points of focus:
It’s about making online experiences not just seamless, but consistently seamless — introducing a predictable cadence from the moment you log on until the moment you shut down. It’s about delivering information quickly, allowing the people who are engaging with that information to internalize it and use it in the most optimal way for their individual needs.
Check out the full post, The Slow Web: Why Fast is Important…And Why it Isn’t, from Web Performance Today.