How The Internet Archive Works

Brewster Kahle, the founder of the Internet Archive, explains the purpose and function of the Internet Archive, which is housed in an old Christian Science church in San Francisco. This is the famed Wayback Machine, which lets you see a snapshot of a website as it existed since 1996. 240 billion web pages have been archived since then, and the database is updated every few months. Kahle also runs the Physical Archive of the Internet Archive, a modern day Library of Alexandria that aims to preserve millions of books (in temperature-controlled shipping containers) for a hundred years.

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