I don't have much to say about that article, but two points of fact:
- I am unable to tell that the article was written a long time ago -- it clearly says "copyright 2003" at the bottom and I can't see any other date information on it.
- The thing that annoys me most about it is that thing about "cgi interfaces are always ugly". That's so ridiculous, it's surreal. I just have no idea how anyone who understood HTML and CGI could write that.
Every bit of code is either naturally related to the problem at hand, or else it's an accidental side effect of the fact that you happened to solve the problem using a digital computer.