I just love the Internet Archive. So much great stuff there. It has been a huge source of books and educational materials during the pandemic. It is also has very useful tools. I make frequent use of the wayback machine on this site so that articles I link to will be around in the future.
It seems that Jason Scott got his dream job. The linked article is a huge treasure trove of materials that will be accessable to everyone instead of disappearing. Check out the article and the archive.
The Internet Archive is one of the outcomes of the Free Software and Free Culture movements in the 1990's. Others include Wikipedia, Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Creative Commons. All of these were put down by the big corporates at the time as unworkable, inferior, etc. In 2020, these organisations underpin much of the global knowledge sharing infrastructure -- and they do it with neither cost nor advertising to the user.
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