🎹 Music for this post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoXsyMP8v3s.
Part of me enjoys watching the Internet as we know it burn itself down, because, even prior to ChatGPT, it was full of recycled and derivative content. The software-driven world often has a way of moving way faster than it has a right to, and checks and balances — in whatever form they take — are a blessing.
What should the next generation of the World Wide Web look like, though? If it were to look a little more like the original Yahoo!, would that be a bad thing?
We’ve all-too-proudly gone from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 to Web 3.0 (and even Web3, sigh), but what would be wrong with Web 1.9 or even Web 2.1?