Jason Scott

hush-a-phone

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.
Ernie Smith
7.25.17
Archiving

SoundCloud Halts Volunteer Archiving Project

"SoundCloud is not going away—not in 50 days, not in 80 days or anytime in the foreseeable future."
Carl Franzen
7.21.17
Sound Decisions

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.
Carl Franzen
7.15.17
HOTY

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.
Jason Koebler
5.3.17
golden years, go-old

Programmers Are Racing to Save Apple II Software Before It Goes Extinct

We're living in a golden age of Apple II preservation.
Jordan Pearson
3.24.17
Art

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.
Andrew Nunes
2.26.16
Gaming

You Can Now Play 'SkiFree' and 1000 Other Windows 3.1 Classics in Your Browser

Play around with early 90s games and simulators.
Rachel Pick
2.14.16
Internet

This Guy Compiled Every 'Under Construction' GIF from the 90s

They’ve been culled from GeoCities as a tribute to our online past.
Rachel Pick
10.6.15
Gaming

Internet Archive Makes a Bunch of Apple II Games Playable

We’re here for "Muppetville."
Jordan Valinsky
5.26.15
Internet

This Dude Is Collecting Your Old AOL CDs

If you haven’t trashed them by now.
Jordan Valinsky
5.19.15
Motherboard Blog

Entering the Void of the Text Adventure Vision Quest

The text adventure is a jarring experience for the average computer games enthusiast today.
Janus Kopfstein
10.17.11