Also, given that apache should run indefinitely, I would think the preferred result would be that fib is infinitely faster.
A closed form does not O(1) make
You might as well say "gcc with -O0 is slower than V8, therefore V8 is faster than gcc".
How about when you're writing a program in C?
It's a demonstration of why run time optimizing compilers/runtimes may one day become faster than compile time optimizing compilers.
I think its a fun benchmark :)