>>[...] After the cleanup my Macin-
>>tosh-based Navigator 4.04, with clean caches, loaded it on average
>>in 7 sec. vs. the 13 sec. required for the "smudged" version. Try
>>it yourself with these before  and after  versions, and let
>>me know what you see. (If you write please include your OS, browser
>>and version, and connectivity bandwidth.)
> What vintage Macintosh are you running? Or have I got the wrong pages?
> When I start up Mozilla, caching disabled, and go to either page, they
> get sucked down, drawn in a 1600x1200 window and the "Document: Done."
> message appears, all in a fraction of a second. Too small to time it
I hate to break it to you. Now sit down, and take a deep breath. Some
people, as a matter of fact most people view the net using a technology
that connects them through a device called a modum. It plugs into your
phone line and then into your computer.
Strange as it may seem to you, it's true.
Bring it on...