One of my favorite technologies on the web is the humble hyperlink:

<a href="url">link text</a>
A link is a tiny portal. A kid of the 90s my web was full of them. Jumping from link to link I explored the new world, with a bungee cord built with code.

One thing I’ve noticed working with kids of today is, that the idea of a hyperlink is disappearing.

Links are occasionally clicked on, sure, and they still define much of what gets recommended to us. But the apps kids use don’t really support them (look at how hard it is to add a link to Instagram or TikTok) and QR-codes are proving to be far easier to use than typing tedious links.