traffic no longer exponential

Bjarne Däcker, who has been tracking download and web site statistics on for years, just produced a new graphic.

Visits to up to March 2010

Visits to up to March 2010

For years, the graph has been nicely exponential. This latest peak seems to break the pattern. It will be interesting to see what follows.

(Update: Looking closer at the graph, it appears to stretch as far as to March 2010. I changed the caption, but left the URL unchanged.)

(Update 2: Closer inspection suggests that this is indeed measurement error. Google analytics, which also takes mirrors into account, reports a steady, but decidedly less dramatic, rise. The number of visitors to is now at ca 80,000/month, up from ca 57,000/month in September 2008.)