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Brewster Kahle and the Challenges of Archiving the Internet

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 NewYorker.com recently published an interview with Internet Hall of Famer Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive and its Wayback Machine.  New Yorker's Nick Thompson discusses that interview and tells the hosts of "CBS This...

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Vint Cerf Calls for a “Digital Vellum” to Ensure Our Data Will Be Recoverable

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Will our descendants centuries from now be able to interpret the blogs, websites, and other forms of online information, data and photos we are creating today? Not likely, Internet Hall of Famer Vint Cerf warns in this eye-opening interview with the...

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A Video Everyone Should See

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Check out this brief, fun video that wraps up about 40 years of Internet history in just a few minutes -- and does so in an unhurried, understandable way. It manages to explain the difference between the Internet and the World Wide Web, which still confuses a lot of people, and walks viewers...

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Queen Sends Out Her First Tweet

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In commenting on the Queen’s first Tweet, sent on October 24, the ABC News show, "This Week with George Stephanopolus," asks if we know when she sent her first email. Hint: Internet Hall Pioneer Peter Kirstein, who took the picture featured in the piece, helped her do it after establishing the...

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In Case You’re Wondering How Far We’ve Come

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Here’s a clip from a TV news program in 1981, about the possibility that news might someday come to our homes via this new development called the Internet. In that year, of course, the anchorperson could have had no idea how profound the impact of the Internet would actually be, affecting her own...

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Vint Cerf on Basic Research, Aging in Internet Age

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Inaugural Internet Hall of Famer Vint Cerf testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation – testimony that may well have set the bar for all future efforts to explain the...

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