Thursday, June 02, 2011

...A Real Wayback Machine and Then Some

The Internet Archive is simply an amazing treasure trove. The header says:

The Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, is building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Like a paper library, we provide free access to researchers, historians, scholars, and the general public.
Moving images, music, audio, texts, and the Wayback Machine of Internet sites will keep you lost for hours. It is all in the public domain and is virtually amazing. You want Grateful Dead concert streams? They're their. Don Quixote read aloud in English or Spanish? Yep. Books to read? of course. Old TV shows and TV ads? Step right up.

In fact here is a collection of thirty some classic ads:

Yes, the Flintstones even sold cigarettes!

Under moving images there is even a September 11 archive of the news programs from that fateful morning. Chilling.

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