Alright, here's mine. Starting last year, in the fall, I began noticing that the internet seemed to be "slowing down." I kept wondering if it was just me, or if this was actually happening. For example, there was (still is) a noticeable delay when the browser tried to load pages. Same thing when clicking on links. The net has been very laggy in the last six months or so. Well, the other day I read an article on PhysOrg.com (I'm looking for it so I can post the link here) which confirmed that I was not going mad, this was really happening; the article explained that there has been at least a 7% slow down in internet speed worldwide owing to a stall in the growth of bandwidth. This is what I had assumed was happening, actually, that the amount of net traffic has continued to increase while the expansion of bandwidth has not kept pace.
Whatever the causes of the current hold-up in bandwidth expansion, one assumes it is temporary. And there are various other promising developments like Google Fiber, for example, or Fujitsu's new data transfer protocal which they claim is thirty times faster than the current TCP. But for now, this slow down is a royal pain, and the way the net "stalls" when I click on something is driving me crazy. Really, what frustrates me is the knowledge that in South Korea their data transfer speeds are so fast you can 3D print a hooker in your hotel room while we putter along with our last gen status quo.