Life’s too short for 6500+ words, especially when this is a standout quote:
[HTML is] terrible and most people can’t see it. … It’s not really standardized because they’re up to HTML 5, and if you’ve done a good thing, you don’t keep on revving it and adding more epicycles onto a bad idea. We call this reinventing the flat tire. In the old days, you would chastise people for reinventing the wheel. Now we beg, “Oh, please, please reinvent the wheel.”
I mean… what? So when Tim invented HTML in 1991, he should’ve just left it at that? He should’ve anticipated the desire to embed
<video> elements on webpages?
I don’t buy the idea that a standard is a one-time thing and can’t be versioned and iterated on. Maybe if you’re laying down fundamentals like weights and measures, but for something like HTML, a document format?
Also, of all the things to have a whinge about with modern tech… really, there are too many versions of HTML?!