Author Archives: Katie Barrett

Money and Utopia at the Internet Archive

Guest blog post by Author Finn Brunton The history of money is history itself. From the accounting and contracts of Sumerian cuneiform tablets (the earliest written language) to buried coin hoards, stamps and letters of credit, Incan khipu knot-counts, or … Continue reading

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Have You Played Atari Today?

Guest blog post by Kevin Savetz When I was a kid I fell in love with computers. Specifically, I fell in love with the Atari 800, one of the first microcomputers. I wanted to know everything about it: how it … Continue reading

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The Mueller Report, Searchable and Accessible on the Archive

Last week, the American public finally got its hands on the Mueller report–more than 400 pages, much of the text redacted, detailing the special counsel’s much anticipated findings.  Within minutes of that release, many copies of that file were uploaded … Continue reading

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A “Brave” New World

Micropayments on their own, like raindrops falling into a river, seem pretty insignificant. A half a penny here. An eighth of an ether there. Yet slowly and consistently, they accumulate over time. And they can catch you by surprise. A … Continue reading

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The World As They Saw It

Guest blog post by professor Tom Gally As international travel becomes cheaper and easier, many of the tourists who now swamp Venice, Barcelona, San Francisco, and Hong Kong are visiting a foreign country for the first time. Surprised, fascinated, and … Continue reading

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Now you can donate your favorite altcoin to the Internet Archive

Got Clams? Maybe some extra XRP lying around? Is your Litecoin portfolio flush and you’d like to share the love? Now you can! Thanks to Changelly, the Internet Archive is able to accept donations in a whole new variety of … Continue reading

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With ShapeShift, Now You Can Donate Your Favorite Altcoin

For all of our donors who prefer Clams to Monero, Ripple over Dash, Dogecoin over Litecoin or vice versa, do we have good news for each and every one of you. The Internet Archive now accepts donations in them all! … Continue reading

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REGISTER NOW: Decentralized Web Summit 2018

There’s a special feeling at the start of something new. Excitement.  Hope. That glimmer of what might be. We felt it in 2016 at the Internet Archive’s first Decentralized Web Summit.  Two years later, we’re gathering to celebrate the working … Continue reading

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The Future of Civil Discourse – Four Scenarios Imagined

by Katie Barrett and Lawrence Wilkinson Looking 10 years ahead, try and imagine a world without trust, but rife with monopolies. Walled gardens of tech giants solidify. The DOW and Nasdaq are up, civic engagement is low, surveillance is ubiquitous. … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Explore The Internet Archive For Free

The Internet Archive is a treasure trove of fascinating media, texts, and ephemera. Items that if they didn’t exist here, would be lost forever. Yet so many of our community members have difficulty describing what exactly it is…that we do … Continue reading

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