Sometimes I think my life was easier a decade and a half ago in the early days of the Internet and this great interactive infographic illustrates it perfectly.
From the invention of HTTP in 1991 on the left, the smooth elegant lines turn into a tangled mess of new and constantly evolving technologies today on the right. Perhaps in a few years this gordian knot
will untangle as hindsight will clearly separate the truly significant changes from the distractions and noise, but for the time being it is a great illustration of the complexities web professionals have to deal with on a daily basis. While many of these changes do serve to make the internet a more beautiful and yes, easy to use place, developers have to constantly investigate and evaluate the impacts and benefits of these new technologies and decide which to move forward with.
Check out www.evolutionoftheweb.com
to see the infographic in action