750+ comments on a webpage, without any warning:
Kudos to the web designers at the Washington Pos
t for an excellent heavy load page. This one, Decision Time for Clinton
, features 1,100 words of the basic story, which is a tiny part of the half-meg HTML file which contains over 750 comments.
It's not just the download, which would choke anyone still unfortunate to have a dial-up connection. Try navigating up and down when the scroll button is only 8 pixels tall (and that includes the shadow line).
For what it's worth, I usually navigate with the Page Up/Page Down, space, or arrow keys.
But you can also just click in the empty part of the scrollbar above or below the button to jump a page. Click and hold and eventually the button will get to wherever the mouse is, and then you can drag it.