Searching old stuff


There's a rather ambitious project called waybackmachine with the aim to archive the web. It sounds impossible, but the makers really have stored billions of pages trying to make this a “universal access to human knowledge”.

Besides archived webpages you will find a lot of free audio files, movies, even complete live concerts for download.

Be sure to have some time left when visiting the page. It took me several days to get an overview of only a very small part of the contained information.


2 Responses to “Searching old stuff”

  1. eiffel says:

    It’s an impressive site! You can download lots of old black-and-white movies, 78rpm records and historic ephemera, all free for personal noncommercial use.

    I think it’s important to distinguish between the “Internet Archive” which is the whole project, and the “Wayback Machine” which is just one of its archiving sub-projects.

  2. till says:

    Ok, thereĀ“s a mistake in my posting and eiffel is correct of cause.