"We should work toward a universal linked information system, in which generality and portability are more important than fancy graphics techniques and complex extra facilities."
I'm struck by how egalitarian the beginnings of the internet were, and where the internet is headed now. I'm trying not to be cynical, because I do think the internet is still egalitarian in a lot of ways, but it's definitely just another capitalistic enterprise now, especially with Net Neutrality. (which I don't fully understand so maybe we can discuss this in class!)
If you take the semantics about hyper-text about of the proposal, it reads like a socialist manifesto: a web of notes with references to them is far more useful than a fixed hierarchical system.