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Net Archive Turns Back 10 Billion Pages of Time
LA Times ^
| Joseph Menn
Posted on 10/26/2001 3:25:56 PM PDT by Goldi-Lox
Edited on 09/03/2002 4:49:29 AM PDT by Jim Robinson.
Web: Project launching today offers more text than Library of Congress.
SAN FRANCISCO -- An Internet archive containing more text than any library in history will open its digital doors today, giving researchers and the public access to just about everything posted on the World Wide Web over the last five years.
The free archive, created by a San Francisco computer entrepreneur named Brewster Kahle, allows academics to conduct the electronic equivalent of archeological digs, rooting through reams of material illustrating the evolution of the Web and its role in American society.
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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
This site is going to create a FREE archive from 1996 forward of EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING EVER ON THE INTERNET!!!!
JimRob's court case may be CITED for this one!!
There's no link address! Can anyone find it. I wanna see this site.
posted on 10/26/2001 3:25:56 PM PDT
To: Jim Robinson; Clarity
How long do you think this guy be allowed to provide this archive? Wasn't the LAT and WP argument that they "charged a fee" for their archived material? If he succeeds, can't you sue on the grounds that the LAT and WP were discriminating your site because its "conservative"?
posted on 10/26/2001 3:29:11 PM PDT
posted on 10/26/2001 3:30:27 PM PDT
Wonder how much of this is porn? lol
posted on 10/26/2001 3:30:31 PM PDT
To: John Farson
Looks like it. There's 181 pages for FreeRepublic. Not all of them...but a lot...and by DATE!! Cool.
posted on 10/26/2001 3:40:17 PM PDT
looks like archive.org which is the newer webpage of wayback.com is overcome with requests. I couldn't access it. Got a message to try in 1 hour.
posted on 10/26/2001 3:42:49 PM PDT
posted on 10/26/2001 4:34:31 PM PDT
My Bill Clinton Joke of the Day Page (which ran for nearly five years) isn't in there. Perhaps because I didn't secure a "top level" domain name of somesuch. Whatever.
This is absolutely ASTOUNDING!! I wrote two years worth of articles and op-eds for an particular internet site - following my departure from that site, my articles were discontinued, and they were lost to me because of copyright issues. Now thanks to this archive, I can print out and save them!!! HOW COOL IS THAT!!!
That's absolutely fantastic. Maybe you could bump others who have lost info on the web too.
Here is hoping that they archived your old site.
To: Tanniker Smith
I couldn't find any of the "free" pages I created either. But I did find the "paid" business site I created. I originally thought maybe they only archived pages that were registered, but then... just do a search for the URL, http://members.aol.com and you come up with 13,000 or something sites. I can't figure out their pick-and-choose rules either.
posted on 10/26/2001 9:52:54 PM PDT
To: John Farson
Thanks for the heads up! That would be great! };^D)
posted on 10/29/2001 8:54:55 AM PST
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