Why Is the Internet Archive Painstakingly Preserving One Man's Junk Mail?
Ted Nelson, the man who came up with the idea of hypertext, kept 18 boxes of junk mail sitting around for decades. Now the Internet Archive is bringing it back to life in digital form.
SoundCloud Halts Volunteer Archiving Project
"SoundCloud is not going away—not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future."
A Team of Volunteers Is Archiving SoundCloud in Case It Dies
Spurred by recent reports the German streaming music and audio company may be running out of cash, The Archive Team is racing to preserve sound files—at high cost.
Jason Scott Is Archiving CD-ROMs and Floppy Discs From Closets Around the World
Game patches, spreadsheet software, FTP sites, software update files—the digital preservationist is saving rare bits of computer history that would otherwise be lost forever.
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Programmers Are Racing to Save Apple II Software Before It Goes Extinct
We're living in a golden age of Apple II preservation.
Relive the Internet's Wild West Days at the Malware Museum
The Malware Museum is a large archive of 80’s and 90’s computer viruses removed of their nightmarishly destructive capabilities.
You Can Now Play 'SkiFree' and 1000 Other Windows 3.1 Classics in Your Browser
Play around with early 90s games and simulators.
This Guy Compiled Every 'Under Construction' GIF from the 90s
They’ve been culled from GeoCities as a tribute to our online past.
Internet Archive Makes a Bunch of Apple II Games Playable
We’re here for "Muppetville."
This Dude Is Collecting Your Old AOL CDs
If you haven’t trashed them by now.
Entering the Void of the Text Adventure Vision Quest
The text adventure is a jarring experience for the average computer games enthusiast today.