Who Killed the Webmaster?

[Yet Another Web Development Blog] Back in the frontier days of the web–when flaming skulls, scrolling marquees, and rainbow divider lines dominated the landscape–”Webmaster” was a vaunted, almost mythical, title. The Webmaster was a techno-shaman versed the black arts needed to make words and images appear on this new-fangled Information Superhighway. With the rise of the Webmaster coinciding with the explosive growth of the web, everyone predicted the birth of a new, well paying, and in-demand profession. Yet in 2007, this person has somehow vanished; even the term is scarcely mentioned. What happened? A decade later I’m left wondering “Who killed the Webmaster?”

Isn’t that very true? I wonder why somebody had to mention it for me to remember. Hey, I was a webmaster myself during the first couple of years of my career. WEBMASTER – a person to contact things go wrong on the site, when links dont work etc. The person who had the final say on what goes online and stays online ! 🙂 Boy! Do I miss those days 😉 .

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