Author Archives: David Rinehart

Rubbing the Internet Archive

In July 2017, Los Angeles-based artist Katie Herzog visited our headquarters in San Francisco and created Rubbing the Internet Archive — a 10-foot high by 84-foot wide rubbing of the exterior of the building, made using rubbing wax on non-fusible interfacing. … Continue reading

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Dewey Defeats Truman, Pence Defeats Kaine

  Physicist Niels Bohr may or may not have been thinking about The Chicago Daily Tribune’s famously erroneous 1948 “Dewey Defeats Truman” headline when he wrote, “Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future.” In a case of déjà vu … Continue reading

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Pokébarbarians at the Gate

Millions of people from around the world visit the Internet Archive every day to read books, listen to audio recordings, watch films, use the Wayback Machine to revisit almost half a billion web pages, and much more. Lately, though, we’ve … Continue reading

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News from the Archive 0007: Librivox, Back Forty, It’s a Gas!

No. 7, 15 February 2013 Thanks! We’re grateful to everyone who helped with our end of the year campaign to get four new Petaboxes; that’s four thousand terabytes of storage. We look forward to filling the fifteen hundred plus hard … Continue reading

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My adventure in donating bitcoins to the Internet Archive

A Bitcoin Adventure in Four Parts —by Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian Part One: The Deposit I am proud to say I succeeded in donating BitCoins to the Internet Archive, but it took some doing.   For your entertainment, here is … Continue reading

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News from the Archive 0006: New Petabox, Decoding, and Balloons

No. 6, 14 December 2012 One down, three to go! With help from a generous, anonymous donor who’s matching other donations three to one through the end of the year, we now have enough funding to buy a new Petabox! … Continue reading

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News from the Archive 0005: BBC Visit, Rocketship X-M, and Alice

No. 5, 31 October 2012 A BBC film crew visited the Internet Archive; here’s their story. In addition, the San Francisco Chronicle did a nice profile of our work: http://www.sfgate.com/default/article/Brewster-Kahle-s-Internet-Archive-3946898.php From the Archive’s Mailbox I’ve just downloaded an image file … Continue reading

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10,000,000,000,000,000 bytes archived!

Ten Petabytes (10,000,000,000,000,000 bytes) of cultural material saved! On Thursday, 25 October, hundreds of Internet Archive supporters, volunteers, and staff celebrated addition of the 10,000,000,000,000,000th byte to the Archive’s massive collections. We also announced full 80Terabyte web crawl to researchers; … Continue reading

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News from the Archive 0004: Petabytes, Recap, and Ramadan

No. 4, 5 September 2012 Another Day, Another Petabyte Did you wonder where the Internet Archive stores millions of books, movies, recordings, and 150 billion web pages? Not in some conceptual cloud, but on our custom-designed Petabox servers, that’s where. … Continue reading

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News from the Internet Archive 0003: BitTorrent, Radiators, and The Atom Strikes!

No. 3, 7 August 2012 Brewster’s Report The Internet Archive is now offering over 1,000,000 torrents including our live music concerts, the Prelinger movie collection, the librivox audio book collection, feature films, old time radio, lots and lots of books, … Continue reading

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