Barely, it ignores the actual bulk of developers back then. Few people did real work in HyperCard. Sure, some larger apps were build in COBOL and VB but the reality is that the more advanced work, the apps that were actually worth their salt were mostly written in C and then C++. These apps required serious serious skill to develop.
That said, the web is a mess, web development is a mess and that is a problem. It would be great if we could tear it down and start over, but the reality is that anything you build always compiles down to the basic languages that all browsers understand and until you can change that I think it will be very difficult to empower regular people to make complex, useful web apps. The foundations were never built to support what we have now.