The New Yorker: The Cobweb–Can the Internet be archived?
Harvard history professor and New Yorker staff writer, Jill Lepore, has crafted a remarkable history of Web archiving–and the role of our own Brewster Kahle and the Wayback Machine.
From the January 26, 2015 edition of The New Yorker.
My favorite passage:
Where is the Internet’s memory, the history of our time?
“It’s right here!” Kahle cries.
The machine hums and is muffled. It is sacred and profane. It is eradicable and unbearable. And it glows, against the dark. ♦
It’s well worth a read here.
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