Re: [dev] Microsoft considers harmful...

From: Nick <>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2011 21:15:11 +0100

Quoth Mate Nagy:
> Incidentally, the last version of the Web that was any good, and the
> purpose and function of web pages that are still usable to some degree
> in this day and age, is still the same - Gopher-like information
> presentation and gathering.
> The bastardization that began with HTTP 1.1, HTML 4.0 and CSS ruined the
> web, and the resulting mess will be unfixable until our civilization is
> wiped from the face of the earth. The only hope for a bright future in
> IT is swift death.

Amen, Mate.

The web is a bad place to inhabit. Although I would say that lynx is
now more usable than it was ten years ago (with the exception that
many forms don't work without javascript). Granted, this is because
people now largely create web pages with Google's robots in mind
other than sharing knowledge. So I'd say on an optimistic day I'd
say that today's web is slightly more readable, but with
significantly less worth reading.


P.S. I still have plans for a Gopher hole of my own some day.

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