I was involved in computing back in those days. The WWW was not supposed to secsead as the were "better tech" that was supposed to be the future.
Much like the indymedia network was not supposed to secsead. In both cases "open" clearly won over "closed" for a time.
@Hamishcampbell Then I would counter that you're doing a disservice - especially to non-native English speakers who may already have a difficult time with spelling. Throwing made-up homonyms into the mix isn't helping anybody and frankly just makes you look like you can't spell.