"Variation is creative, it pioneers the advance; standardization is conservational, it seizes the advance and establishes it as an actual concrete fact…. Standardization is thus the liberator that relegates the problems that have already been solved to their proper place, namely to the field of routine, and leaves the creative faculties free for the problems that are still unsolved. Standardization from this point of view is thus an indispensable ally of the creative genius."

Just as insightful as to the most effective use of modern web standards as it was when written nearly a century ago. [Albert Whitney, “The Place of Standardization in Modern Life”, 1924]
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