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The Most Amazing Website I Have Ever Seen

Written By: William F. B. O'Reilly - Jul• 20•11

Brewster Kahle

This is the most amazing website I have ever seen. A colleague works with its creator.  It is mind-blowing.

I just watched — and this is but one of a gadgillion things — live TV coverage of September 11, 2001.  It has every station in America recorded. 

The Internet Archive has more 2.8 million books, old television shows, films, music, photos, sports — you name it.  It is, in a nutshell, a record of our time.  It seeks to be the 21st Century Library of Alexandria. I’d say it already has exceeded it. 

The site is the vision of one man — Brewster Kahle — who humbly calls himself the “digital librarian.”  He ought to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.  For real. What an extraordinary resource. What an extraordinary contribution to mankind. 

P.S. The deeper you get into this thing the more you realize how breathtaking it is.  I literally could spend the rest of my life on this website. 


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One Comment

  1. Your Friend says:

    Awesome, isn’t it? I’ve used it for years to find old web sites that are no longer on the web. The Way Back Machine. He’s truly a genius and an inspiration.

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