|I've given more thought to this. There may be a way this could be interesting and useful... If the SAME person conducts the tests within the same hour, on the same day, from the same location, we might be able to determine relative speed among internet appliances. So, for example, it will be interesting to see Yellow1's results comparing his GCT with Virgin Webplayer if he facilitates the testing one after the other. If someone else has an i-opener, a Webplayer, and an ePods unit, and can test those quickly in succession, it would be interesting to see those results, etc.|
On the other hand, non-comparative testing -- Frank's i-opener on Saturday all by itself -- shouldn't be reported because that doesn't mean much at all. Also, don't mix results in order to effect a statistical mean -- "Webplayer overall average: 1 min., 38 secs." -- because some locations/times/backbones/ISPs will be faster than others, and since not everyone has every appliance, the results could be skewed if, by chance, a couple of really fast locations happened to have more Webplayers for example, etc.