That was my thought as I was reading his article. My thought was that the web is exploding with new technologies and techniques. Things are expanding and growing, not consolidating and shrinking. As long as this growth is taking place and the body of knowledge we refer to as the Internet is changing this will be a bit of a wild west landscape.
The real wild west took well over a hundred years to finally start settling down, why should something as vast as the Internet take any less time?