In 1999, Google’s mission was “to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”. A component of this included archiving and the preservation of the past. In recent years, the focus has now moved to the present and the future, ignoring the past.
Enter Internet Archive…
In his article “Never trust a corporation to do a library’s job“, Andy Baio provides a fascinating and well written account of how Google dropped the past and Internet Archive picked it up.
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