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 Archive: Grateful 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
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