also paid access to encrypted documents. I've not heard about the comments but perhaps that too.>>1901
Meh. I think you could say that about a lot of people. It seems likely that something web-like would or might have happened at the same time, give or take a decade or two, without him, but I think its also fair to suggest that he probably influenced the shape and nature of things here. Not that others didnt of course, and of course not that he shaped it as he would have liked.
As far as taking credit, its somewhat unfortunate that he continues pursuing his singular project, he seems talented enough that he could work on software that is actually needed and useful today. Had xanadu been finished in the 90's perhaps it could have taken over, as it is it seems most of its purpose is already satisfactorily filled by other tools, all of which are entrenched to a degree that ousting them would be difficult, even with a superior replacement.