To me, this is really a question about what do we mean by “the web”. If by ”the web” we are just referring to the current worldwide collection of information made available by http servers and accessed most commonly using desktop browsers, then maybe he’s right. While I use it all the time, I don’t think very much about the future of that web. Much about it will surely change over the next decade. The 1995 era technologies do not necessarily need to be protected and nourished. They aren’t all good.