The web is infatuated with what is new. You want an example, do you? How about this. When I got to Hacker News, I land on http://news.ycombinator.com/news. At the top of the page, beside the obligatory "link back to the front page" is this link: http://news.ycombinator.com/newest. It's not just that I can get the news, I can step further and get what's even newest. New. News. Newest.
Lewis said something I've always remembered: for every new book you read, read one old one. I've always liked this idea, and I've worked hard to live this way. Don't get me wrong, I'm no Luddite. I can admit to clicking Newest every chance I get. But when you run out of new, it's too bad that web doesn't have a sense of itself, no opportunity to go back to something old. I'd like there to be an 'Old' link right next to the 'New' one, and for it to put in front of me the best of what was, not just what is now.