Polytechnic

The personal brain-dump of Garrett Coakley

The origins of the Web

The web is like the ship of Theseus—so much of it has been changed and added to over time. That doesn’t mean its initial design was flawed—just the opposite. It means that its initial design wasn’t unnecessarily rigid. The simplicity of the early web wasn’t a bug, it was a feature.

Jeremy Keith on the origins of the web and the false idea that it was designed solely for sharing documents.