Category Archives: Software Archive

Inviting the Internet Over to Play

At our Annual Event last week, the Archive announced a variety of new projects and plans, including our new beta interface, our compact book scanner, and our progress in tracking political ads on television. The event (full video is here) … Continue reading

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Free the Screenshots!

As the Archive moves more widely into the archiving of software, it quickly becomes apparent that there’s going to be an awful lot of programs online without much indication of what they are. With many thousands of programs or program … Continue reading

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The Internet Archive Declares Spacewar!

Like everything else in history, debate rages about when the “first” video game came into being.  Games and demonstrations such as “Tennis for Two” (1958), “NIM” (1951) and “Mouse in the Maze” (1959), played on million dollar equipment for the … Continue reading

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Magazine in movie “WarGames” is discovered using an Internet Archive Collection

    An intrepid researcher wanted to figure out what magazine was used in movie WarGames and using the Internet Archive collection found it was Creative Computing.  (which was a key magazine for me in the 70’s when I sold … Continue reading

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Microcomputer Software Lives Again, This Time in Your Browser

The miracle is now so commonplace that it’s invisible: we have the ability to watch video, listen to music, and read documents right in our browsers. You might get a hankering to hear some old time radio, or classic television programs, … Continue reading

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Archive of Historical Computer Software is here

Thanks to Jason Scott, lots of deep collecting communities, and volunteers, Jason is announcing that the Internet Archive now hosts some very large software and computer documentation collections, maybe the largest overall host. Yippie! Now we all have to make … Continue reading

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Hard Drive Archaeology – And Hackerspaces

Two different, but somewhat related additions to the archive you might want to check out. First, I was contacted earlier this week about a project to recover information off of an old Cray-1 supercomputer hard drive. Unlike, say, trying to … Continue reading

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Time for Wine

The Internet Archive is located in San Francisco, and so to celebrate our proximity to some of the most renowned wine regions in the world, we bring you this entry about our favorite ferment. This entry contains aromas of cedar, … Continue reading

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