The scourge of web analytics

I hate the web.

I’ve been making web apps since 2003, which means that I’ve been doing this for fourteen years now, or it means that I can’t count. So, there are few people more qualified than me to tell you this:

The web is shit.

If you disagree with the above statement, you spent more than $1000, less than two years ago, on the device you’re currently reading this on, so websites feel fast to you. There are many factors that make the web shit, but today I’d like to talk about one of them:

Web analytics.

A brief retrospective

The web was created in, like, the nineties, and was initially envisioned as

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