I recently read Gretchen McCulloch's Because Internet and even though it wasn't anything particularly eye-opening, it was a good read and gave me a couple of things to think about with regards to how the internet has changed over the years before I came to be a user of it.

In a similar vibe, Kate Wagner's essay 404 Page Not Found ponders upon the web of the days bygone, the web that I missed and the one that seems like it would be better.

Many things ring true within 404, and the non-apparent message it contains actually aligns quite well with my own beliefs.