Jupiter and Akamai's user study finds that surfers give up on a site after a 4 second load delay 75% of the time.
Interestingly, just a few years ago a bunch of research papers (cited by our own ROC work) found that 8 seconds was that threshold.
We're becoming increasingly attention-impaired, I guess.
In other news, today I am proud to be a liberal wiener! Democrats take the House and Pelosi is 2nd in line to become Prez. Wouldn't that be a kick in the teeth for the GOP?