U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Internet
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-02-2011, 09:33 PM
 
27,904 posts, read 34,873,752 times
Reputation: 4035

Advertisements

Internet Archive Wayback Machine
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-02-2011, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
1,594 posts, read 2,680,946 times
Reputation: 4950
I'm gonna be really nitpicky:
1. The web as we know it today did not exist 20 years ago.
2. Their archive only goes back to 1996, not 20 years.
3. There are still people who don't know about that site?

Sorry, couldn't resist
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-02-2011, 11:46 PM
 
24,503 posts, read 35,961,779 times
Reputation: 12847
Quote:
Originally Posted by gramirez2012 View Post
.
3. There are still people who don't know about that site?
This.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-03-2011, 06:22 AM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
31,141 posts, read 50,298,797 times
Reputation: 19839
I liked FIDO boards
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-03-2011, 10:53 AM
 
15,924 posts, read 17,648,084 times
Reputation: 7645
Quote:
Originally Posted by gramirez2012 View Post
I'm gonna be really nitpicky:
1. The web as we know it today did not exist 20 years ago.

Sorry, couldn't resist
The first web site? 12.25.1990............

Quote:
Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA (born 8 June 1955[1]), also known as "TimBL", is a British physicist, computer scientist and MIT professor, credited for his invention of the World Wide Web (not the Internet), making the first proposal for it in March 1989.[2] On 25 December 1990, with the help of Robert Cailliau and a young student at CERN, he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tim_Berners-Lee

Sorry, couldn't resist

Last edited by plwhit; 07-03-2011 at 11:04 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-03-2011, 11:06 AM
 
Location: Barrington, IL area
1,594 posts, read 2,680,946 times
Reputation: 4950
Quote:
Originally Posted by plwhit View Post
The first web site? 12.25.1990............

Tim Berners-Lee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sorry, couldn't resist
Great, but the world wide web didn't remotely look anything like it does today until the first graphical web browser, Mosaic was introduced around '93.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-03-2011, 12:32 PM
 
24,503 posts, read 35,961,779 times
Reputation: 12847
Why do they call it the Internet Archive when it doesn't contain archives of most of the internet?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-03-2011, 12:55 PM
 
27,904 posts, read 34,873,752 times
Reputation: 4035
Quote:
Originally Posted by NJBest View Post
Why do they call it the Internet Archive when it doesn't contain archives of most of the internet?
I have a feeling it was started for a different reason.

Welcome to The Internet Archive Wayback Machine (http://classic-web.archive.org/collections/web.html - broken link)
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-03-2011, 08:28 PM
 
40,182 posts, read 41,790,512 times
Reputation: 16740
Quote:
Originally Posted by NJBest View Post
Why do they call it the Internet Archive when it doesn't contain archives of most of the internet?
It's going to be the most extensive publicly available. Privately Google most likely has largest archive, wouldn't surprise me if they have copies of every page they ever crawled. Of course it's not going to have everything if they never crawled it, even Google doesn't index *everything*. The other thing is a Webmaster can deny them access through robots.txt and many are doing so because of liability reasons, it has been used by lawyers in the past.


FYI there is lot of other stuff on that site other than websites; music, video etc. All in the public domain.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-04-2011, 08:34 PM
 
24,503 posts, read 35,961,779 times
Reputation: 12847
Quote:
Originally Posted by thecoalman View Post


FYI there is lot of other stuff on that site other than websites; music, video etc. All in the public domain.
How do you access the rest? It keeps trying to add http in front of everything.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Internet
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:49 AM.

Ā© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top