Archive Team: A Distributed Preservation of Service Attack

I finally got around to watching this, and it's great. It's long but it's worth your time, especially if you were one of the people who read the Cray thing and asked why would someone bother with that? A+ would save a copy again.

Also, " because URL shortening was a fucking awful idea."

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3 Responses:

  1. phuzz says:

    Ahh Jason Scott, who will forever be known in our house as 'The guy who goatse'd MySpace'.

  2. J. Peterson says:

    Brilliant. Favorite quote:

    Google is a "library" or an "archive" in the same way that a supermarket is a "food museum".

  3. Alex says:

    Is it wrong that I wanted to grab him by the throat, shake him, and force him to get to the fucking point?

    But it gets better. The combination of outrage and enthusiasm is pretty compelling. Weirdly, this is a case in point of "everything is worse with libertarians", as I've seen people arguing against Archiveteam as a project for the usual "Well, they read the contract or rather didn't read the bullshit click-through EULA written in Cyrillic on the back of the cupboard behind the door marked Beware of the Leopard and so therefore they Knew What They Were Getting Into and deserve to Die!" pseudo-reasons.