The Web is still the best platform to build functionality for connected consumers. It's cheap, it's fast, and it's extremely robust in scope. However, things are not what they used to be back in 1995 when the Web was just a teeny-weeny baby. They say "it takes a village to raise a child". But, it doesn't help when there are too many opinions in said village. Unfortunately, the Web has suffered from such an upbringing.