Re: [NTLK] StarCore titles & Fortune 500

From: James Wages <>
Date: Wed Aug 20 2008 - 20:14:07 EDT

On 8/21/08 7:32 AM, "RedJazz" <> wrote:
> But wait, the Internet Archive will
> still have copies of everything!

If you are speaking of the WayBack Machine or, then I would
disagree about the "have copies of everything" part.

It never fails that whenever I search for something on WayBack, it is either
not in the archive, was only partially archived, all the text is there but
the graphics (graphics being what I want to see), or the entire page/site
banned by a silly robots exclusion.

While there's nothing that can be done about very old sites that weren't
archived in the early days, I still think WayBack has a waaaay to go even in
its current archiving technology. And the fact that just anyone can setup a
robots block to data on WayBack Machine almost completely eliminates it's
purpose. Better to host it outside the litigious USA and archive without
restriction, in spite of any complaints you receive, I say. Only then can
we rely upon usable and comprehensive "internet archive."

--James Wages

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