The library of Alexandria, Library of Antioch, Xianyang Palace, “the history of libraries is one of loss.” This quote comes from the Internet Archive of Canada. The recent election of Donald “Ragnarok” Trump has them worried about the future of the internet and they do not want to see history repeat itself. So, they have decided to backup the entire internet. I’m going to leave the politics out of this and let everyone argue on their own.
The mission is lofty: to give everyone access to all knowledge, forever. They have already worked on the Wayback Machine, but they need to raise millions to make this happen. Historically archiving the internet will require petabytes of data and some insane infrastructure. If they achieve their funding goals I will ask them for a tech tour.
The catalyst aside, I hope they make this happen.
Check out their blog here: Oh Canada!
Here’s a link to their donation page: Donate to the Internet Archives