🔗 The web doesn’t want to be browsed | LewisDale.dev:
One of the defining things about the progression of the web over the last 3 decades has been the gradual reduction in choice & discoverability. We went from lots of disparate, small-ish websites & communities for different topics, to most of the web being consolidated over 5 or 6 places. Discoverability is determined and restricted by algorithms (unless you pay up to get to the top).
Now this is an extension of that, a further obfuscation of the web; now you don’t even search, your browser picks what website it thinks is best for you. I don’t think this is a good thing; it might be faster, but it won’t be better in the long-run. I don’t need my browser to be a huge productivity-boosting, do-everything-for-you magic box, I just need it to browse the fucking web.