IMHO the web is (or should be) a source of information. But there is a problem: it becomes more and more difficult to find some information. Search engines haven't really improved: I want to find the information that I am searching for. I don't care what the majority of people are looking for. And if something can't be found, I want to be told so instead of getting lots of false search results.
Every innovation is certainly not an improvement: e.g. flash websites. Information that is in such websites cannot be found with search robots such as Altavista.