I've played more than one game (Freespace, Tribes, Warframe) that had more than 30 keybinds. Managing keymaps can be challenging, but it's not impossible.
And discussing this reminds me how much of a pain it is. What we need is a system where we set our own defaults in an XML file or some other common format (or use a software tool to do that). Then we can select this keymap when we install applications.
I'm talking about bad connections, not necessarily mobile. This applies especially to situations that companies like G-Advetures face. In South America they have to deal with perfectly fine desktops, but very high latency internet connections. Submitting a form can take 20 minutes or more.
A text only version like the one described would be far worse than a JS heavy one. JS free forms are naturally synchronous. So each edit would kill the ui for a full refresh cycle.
On the other hand a SPA type page can send data in the background white you're doing other work in the app.
Sure there are crappy mobile friendly sites, but that doesn't invalidate the idea.
On a side note I'm not really sold on the whole CDN idea, it just looks like another HTTP request and another point of failure. Concatenate / uglify seems like the better solution.
The idea would be that for a web app, posting or fetching little bits of JSON every time an action is taken would be less intense than getting a whole page every time. Of course, as you have experienced, that's not helpful if the initial page load is too heavy. Also it's not too helpful for sites that have content to read, rather than actions to take.
ps. "citation needed" is kind of obnoxious when it's something you can think through for yourself.
Remember every dollar not paid by Apple and the like is an extra dollar that some other poor US tax payer has to pay. Given that everyone wants the services that taxes pay for (if not move to Somalia) then the taxes should be raised in a way that causes the least amount of distortion to the economy. Letting some companies pay no tax and others 36% is highly distortionary.
I would also be more convinced of the idea of not taxing the money coming in to the USA if it had actually been taxed in the countries where the profits had been made - let me introduce you to the Double Irish Arrangement .
Another theory (at least on this side of the pond) goes something along the lines of:
After people got access to refrigerators and freezers and such it was no longer necessary to hide the taste of spoilt foodstuffs, and thus it became high fashion to make your food as mild as possible to show off your fancy new fridge.