A Love Letter To The Early Web - Page 2
One thing that I am glad that has changed is the underpinning of technology that powers the web. Since the 90s, open source software has exploded and powers much of the web. As Rackspace (my employer) points out in their humorous web video series, and GIF-tastic Geocities-esque webpage, evolving from expensive in-house hosting solutions to cloud has been an important to fueling the new web. Programmers, designers and entrepreneurs are easily able to throw out their ideas to see what sticks, hopefully creating the next big thing.
So thank you 90s web. In spite of all the dancing babies, circuit board backdrops, hard to navigate websites, long load times and comic sans, you created the fundamental platform to express, share and create new ideas.