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Internet Archive

  1. DOS and Arcade Games Are Playable in Tweets Now. What Sorcery Is This?

    "You see a DOS game on Twitter. Spend the rest of your day playing it? Y/N." Y.

    The Internet Archive recently made headlines when they made all of our childhood favorite DOS games playable for free in web browsers everywhere, but now they've gone a step further and allowed those games to be embedded—fully playable—in tweets. You know, because we weren't already spending enough time on Twitter.

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  2. Reminder: Oregon Trail, SimCity & More Are Online For Free Now & Waiting To Steal Your Time

    Oh snap, continued.

    Fun fact: When I was a child growing up in Portland I thought Oregon Trail was only a thing kids in actual Oregon played.

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  3. Play 2,400 Old DOS Games in Your Browser Right Now on the Internet Archive

    dir *.exe. 2,400 files found.

    Well you're getting nothing done for the rest of the day—nothing aside from naming a bunch of people ridiculous things, stubbornly fording rivers, and watching everyone die of dysentery. Or playing Police Quest, Leisure Suit Larry, or any of your other childhood favorites in your browser window thanks to the Internet Archive.

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  4. Internet Archive Now Includes Three Years of TV News, Creates Feedback Loop of Coverage

    As long as there's been television news, it's been a pain to sort through all of it to try and find relevant bits and pieces to support claims. It's not really a feasible endeavor for Joe Public to embark upon. That is, until now. The Internet Archive, long known for trying to literally archive the Internet, now includes television news. In total, the site now has three years worth of content from 20 different channels.

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  5. The Internet Archive Now Includes Thousands of Torrents

    The Internet Archive is basically a giant digital library on the Internet of anything and everything. Their archives include websites, films, music, books, and digitized materials in general. All of these are available for free public access. After finding something interesting, users can download the file to their computer for offline use. Due to the large nature of these files, however, it can be difficult to receive full ones with any regularity due to connection speed, interruptions, and so on. That's why the Internet Archive has announced they will now be offering much of their content via torrent.

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  6. Internet Archive To Store Paper Copy Of Every Published Book

    Internet Archive, a non-profit organization assembled in the 1990's to build an internet-based library of digital collections has seemingly flipped positions, announcing an ambitious plan to store paper copies of every book they are able to acquire. With more than 100 million published works out there, Internet Archive wants to save one copy of every book ever published in the world. However, the company realistically hopes to establish long-term storage for approximately one copy of up to 10 million print books. According to Internet Archive founder Brewster Kahle there are numerous reasons why a paper archive of books that have been digitized is a worthwhile endeavor. In a blog post, he says a dispute could arise about the fidelity of digital versions that could only be resolved by being able to consult the original paper copy. Kahle also says eventually digital archivists will want to rescan books at a higher DPI as that technology becomes available so the paper copies will be worth saving.

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