When things develop and get better some details often actually declines.
I can't think of many examples at the moment - but didn't car's coadchwork
have thicker metal sheets in the 20's then they do now?
Of course one has to weigh different things against each other. Thinner
sheets of metal mean lighter cars that consume less petrol.
Anyway. When it comes to text-only browsers I 'm not sure. They're
definetly faster than ordinary ones, but it might not be worth the trouble
to switch between them.
For the benefit of anybody who has stumbled into this cranny of the
WWW I put links to the Windows and Macintosh versions of the best (and
only?) text-only web browser: Lynx.
Lynx for Windows
My LynxHome (window-size: L:38, C:84)