Advantages and disadvantages of Lynx Web browser
Lightning-quick (only loads raw HTML)
There are no advertisements or distracting videos.
I can navigate with only my right hand on the keyboard now that vi bindings are set.
To an untrained eye, all websites appear to be the same.
If you can’t judge a book by its cover, you can draw inferences about the content quality of a website based on its appearance. You can tell when it was founded, how well it was built/funded, how big the group is, and the general theme of the topics covered.
On the one hand, this is almost a benefit: content reigns supreme on the Internet, resulting in true idea democracy. On the other hand, I’ve noticed that those fast decisions saved me a lot of time in the past.
Depending on the project, I now use either Firefox or Lynx: Lynx for speed and text-centric reading on favorite pages (the New York Times, Wikipedia), and Firefox for everything else.