24KB in 23 minutes isn't just a slow data link. I used to consider 24KB about optimal page size back when I dialed in at 9600 baud, and you can bet I wasn't waiting 23 minutes for each page.
Either there's a serious network configuration issue, the application extraordinarily inefficient, or there's a whole raft of side information that's bloating up that presumed 24KB into a multi-megabyte actual transfer.
Some people, when well-known sources tell them that fire will burn them, don't put their hands in the fire.
Some people, being skeptical, will put their hands in the fire, get burned, and learn not to put their hands in the fire.
And some people, believing that they know better than well-known sources, will claim it's a lie, put their hands in the fire, and continue to scream it's a lie even as their hands burn down to charred stumps.