Archive.org: Let's download the Internet
Erik: Let's copy the download of the Internet
I agree--we need to preserve some of this stuff as long as possible. Many good sites and programs have been lost because the guy who created it lost interest or lost in other ways (death, jail, taxes, you name it.) I had to find a copy of Xnews from some unusual site because the main site went offline 4-5 years ago. (I think it was a NNTP provider that had archived it... there's nothing like Xnews, no one is writing for Usenet text groups any more.)
like programs and stuff. I remember seeing HackSoft's Space Psycho (QB game from the 90s) was actually archived there under it's own spot instead of a link from a website.
That said, someone has to manually archive those things unlike the web crawler.
Honestly, it's absolutely amazing archive... more
So your last sentence says- Puckdropper,Sat Jan 15 2022 6:13pm