The Yahoo: Intended hardships?During midsummer (June-July) 2011 the Yahoo.com became gradually
worse. It all began with a message claiming that Yahoo was in the
process of being 'upgraded' and so would become faster and
In fact the opposite became true: the site developed into
something infuriatingly slow and data-heavy. Popular elements
(like cartoons) became deported to 'distant corners' and was no
more readily available, while they grew deadly sluggish. The most
common activity at Yahoo appeared to be wasting time.
At a time Yahoo strongly recommended installing some
additions to the browser (In my case: FireFox) to make it more
fit for the 'New Yahoo'. At first I tried some of those -- and
things got worse! Visiting Yahoo became a matter of waiting ...
and waiting ... so I gave it up and started to shy away from the
I am and have for many many years, however, been a keen user of
Yahoo.mail, where I gradually since 2011 have encountered the
same deteriorations in performance until today (March 2013), when
it is, at my faithful PC, close-to-impossible to log on to Yahoo.
Now I just wish I was able to simply download all my mail and
totally forget of Yahoo.
We could name the symptoms 'The Microsoft Syndrome', since they
are matching the ones PC-users have over time suffered going from
the Windows 3 (demanding 8 Mb discspace) via several shady
versions to the todays monolith (Windows 8) taking up in excess of 32 Gb
discspace and really not doing any better -- but the
hell of a lot slower -- than the vs. 3!
Every day I wonder, why updated versions of programs running
under Microsoft Windows® have to be so big, so clumsy and so
devoid of good, old, useful functions. Are the Microsoft people busy in
annoying its customers and is the Yahoo out in the same business?