Do you know about the Wayback Machine?
It’s a website you can use to look at old versions of websites or websites that don’t exist anymore.
One of the questions I ask my clients is, “What websites do you like the design of?” If they say, “I liked the design of my old site, but it no longer exists,” I use the Wayback Machine to look it up.
The Wayback Machine is part of the Internet Archive, a nonprofit library with the mission of creating “universal access to all knowledge.” They offer millions of free digitized materials, including: websites, software programs, movies, games, songs, and books.
They’re located in an old Christian Science church in San Francisco on the edge of the Presidio. Whenever I go to a restaurant on Clement Street and take a walk afterwards, I always have to stop by the Internet Archive.
Some people think we already have the solutions to many of our problems, we’ve just lost the information. When we digitize our information and make it easy to search, we can find them again.
The Wayback Machine and the Internet Archive are so cool. Check them out.
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