The Internet Archive

Internet_Archive   Most people now know about the Internet Archive, but it’s always worth a reminder, it’s such a great resource. This is where you can look at Moving Images, Live Music Archive, Audio and Texts and, of course, the Wayback Machine. ( An example from the Live Music ArchiveGrateful Dead Live at Adams Field House, U of Montana on 1974-05-14.)

From the site: The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public

Through the Wayback Machine you can track the development of Web sites, back to the mid-90s in some cases:
The Wayback Machine is a 150 billion page web archive with a front end to serve it through the archive.org website.
” … we got a nice letter from the last living director of the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, Gerard Baldwin, because he read about the “fantastic project”. Our Wayback Machine is a tribute to their more cleverly named “Waybac Machine” which in turn was a reference to the Univac. Sherman and Peabody live on.”  Wikipedia entry    Archive of cnn.com

Here are the Internet Archives’ Frequently Asked Questions, and their blog, What’s New at the Internet Archive.


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