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It's worse than that. Because better solutions were "hard" or long-term and competing organizations couldn't agree on shared standards, they took an application and protocol designed to traverse documents, and built on complex hacks until it essentially became a pseudo-operating system, which now not only drives part of the global economy, but also changed the type and quality of information that most people receive.

So you're basically saying that the current web is a reflection of human kind, with all its flaws and quirks? :)

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