Elmer McCurdy lived his life with one foot in the grave. A schemer and heavy drinker, he saw himself as an outlaw. Problem was, he kept botching the job. A train robbery in 1911 went up in smoke after Elmer applied too much nitro to the safe—destroying the strongbox and the loot.
The old web was like the wild west, you just chopped some wood, threw it together and hoped it stood up. Kind of like what Google, Twitter and Facebook did, they just slapped a logo and some text together and called it a day.