World-Wide Wait

World-Wide Wait

(humour)
A pejorative expansion of WWW reflecting on the slowness of some network connections and sites.
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"We will end the days when the World Wide Web is known by some as the world-wide wait," said US Vice-President Al Gore, who announced the move at the White House.
Speedier connections on the Net are long overdue, causing cybernauts frustration that led to the Web's moniker--the World-Wide Wait. But competition to snatch up the growing number of Netizens--now 55 million strong and growing more than 20% a year--is driving the need for speed, reports Newsweek.

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