Who pays any attention to the reviews anyhow? Unless they're extremely low, I get most of my info off sites (iTunes Store OR Google Pay), then just check to see the app hasn't been absolutely panned. And I routinely hit the cancel button when bothered for a review.
When nominally essential apps (e.g. Facebook, etc.) are hitting 3-4, but everyone has them, that should tell you something.
Actually, I think the demise of the USB-A ports is a bigger issue for me; I haven't just thrown out all my USB-A stuff, and suddenly I'm doubling up on adapters for every drive, DAC, dock, etc. that I currently own.
I guess as long as it's shiny and silver I'll still buy one...
They sued and drove out of business everybody but Microsoft's GUI.
There's this thing called Linux. I'd recommend taking a look at it.
All the commenters above seem to think it's useless. The market is clearly saying that there are more people who have a use for it than there are Pi Zeros available. Raspberry may be guilty of poor market planning and the zero may not be useful to some people, but it darned sure seems to have surplus demand.
Me? I'm looking at the hacks that allow me to solder an old wifi dongle to it, or the one that lets me run it on Power-Over-Ethernet (yes, different applications, although wouldn't it be cool?!).
"The highway works as long as nobody drives on it?!"
More than 80% of their speed, more than 90% of the time. So, let's say that 10% of the time it was at or below 80%. Now let's say that a day has 24 hours. So only 2.4 (call it 2) hours of the day was the connection more than 20% below advertised, possibly much more. Now let's say that that occurs when EVERYONE IS USING IT. The system fails under peak load, i'e. when it's being used. So most users will experience failure.
Would you accept internet that is completely nonfunctional from 6-8PM every day? That satisfies your criterion above.
It's not like nobodies using the system when it's down. The system is down because it's being used. This is not an acceptable failure mode.
typically loading 1-3MB of content and >500kB of advertising
I'm pretty sure that should be <500kB of advertising.
Yep... mea culpa. As soon as I saw it go up, I cringed and went wildly searching for the edit function. And the sentence before that should read: ".. took 10-30s to load 10-20MB
Most users don't want to have to relearn how to do stuff just because some hipster decided their way was so much better.
It's just text, people. It doesn't need flying toasters or 3 dozen modes.
Some of my readers ask me what a "Serial Port" is. The answer is: I don't know. Is it some kind of wine you have with breakfast?