the internet wayback machine: can you describe why old websites look bad?

What words come to mind when surfing Ye Olde Internet from 1999 or so?

Clunky? Primitive? Naive? How hard is it to convey the sense of how much less sophisticated web design was but a decade ago? Do we need new descriptors for conveying the nuance, or what philosophers call qualia? This is an interesting issue, because it opens up the question of how subjective and personal our tastes are, vs. how claims about aesthetic perception as transcending the merely subjective.

Look at the the internet wayback machine :cnn


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