Painfully long winded, IMO.
But I think characterizing the technology in the post as “failed” isn’t quite right. Did Flash fail? It was hugely popular for a pretty long time. That sounds like a success to me. It’s passed its utility and we’ve moved on to other things. That’s technology. It’s like calling Windows 95 a failure because (almost) nobody runs it any more.
I liked the storytelling style.
Perhaps antiquated or defunct platforms?
Maybe I’m just over these “what I learned” style articles.