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Jason Scott Talks His Way Out Of It, A Weekly Podcast of Stories About Subjects He Cares About

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Jason Scott, a talented filmmaker, speaker, archivist for Internet Archive and good friend of Laughing Squid is now doing a weekly podcast entitled. “Jason Scott Talks His Way Out of It“. The title is very telling as the wonderfully vociferous Scott will be sharing stories, essays, presentations and information for those subjects for which he...

Jason Scott Talks His Way Out Of It, A Weekly Podcast of the Goings On Inside Jason Scott’s Head

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Jason Scott, a talented filmmaker, speaker, archivist for Internet Archive and good friend of Laughing Squid is now doing a weekly podcast entitled. “Jason Scott Talks His Way Out of It“. The title is very telling as the wonderfully vociferous Scott will be sharing stories, essays, presentations and information for those subjects for which he...

The Bounty of the Ted Nelson Junk Mail

last weekTechnology : ASCII

At the end of May, I mentioned the Ted Nelson Junk Mail project, where a group of people were scanning in boxes of mailings and pamphlets collected by Ted Nelson and putting them on the Internet Archive. Besides the uniqueness of the content, it was also unique in that we were trying to set it […]

Houston Arts Update: Assessing Harvey's Arts Damages

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

The flood water compromised museum archives, caused structural damage and knocked out electricity and the Internet. How extensive was the damage? We talked with representatives and gathered information from some of major Houston’s arts centers to find out.

A Brief History of Book Burning, From the Printing Press to Internet Archives

As long as there have been books, people have burned them—but over the years, the motivation has changed

News Briefs for July 2017

NEA announces 63 new grants, Texas State Library and Archives Commission will receive $1 million for high-speed Internet in local communities, Clarivate Analytics acquires Publons, and more News in Brief from the July 1, 2017 issue of Library Journal.

Internet Archive Trying To Digitize Every Old 78 Record In Existence

More than 200,000 old 78 rpm records are available for free listening, thanks to the Great 78 Project. [ more › ]

Longread: what will it take to re-decentralize the web?

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

In 2016, the Internet Archive convened a decentralized web summit to discuss ways to make the web less centralized and thus less vulnerable to censorship, corporate abuse and "shadow regulation" (I gave one of the keynotes). (more…)

The Great 78 Project, An Internet Archive Community Project to Preserve and Digitize Old 78 RPM Records

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A post shared by b.george (@great78project) on Aug 14, 2017 at 3:17pm PDT The Great 78 Project is a collaborative project between the Internet Archive, George Blood LP, and the Archive of Contemporary Music that seeks to work with the community in order to locate and preserve as many 78rpm records as possible. The current...

Listen To 50,000 Vinyl Recordings, Online, For Free

The Internet Archive is now home to the world's largest collection of digitized vinyl recordings, with the Great 78 Project working tirelessly to preserve, research and discover 78rpm records. More »      

Data Management, Analysis, and Presentation Skills Are to the 21st Century What Writing in a Chancery Hand Was to the 13th: Hoisted from Various Archives

Cosma Shalizi reminds me of the internet "data scientists are (good and empirically oriented) statisticians" discussion of 2011-12. Let me say three things: 1. You should never use Excel to handle your data. 2. I don't know whether it...Show More Summary

Boing Boing's oldest extant live page, an interview with John K. that just turned 22

last monthHumor / odd : Boing Boing

On August 12, 1995, before Internet Archive or Google, Boing Boing conducted a charming interview with John Kricfalusi, creator of Ren & Stimpy. The Boing Boing Digital page still looks the way it did when readers read it on Explorer 1.0 or Netscape Navigator or what-not. (more…)

How to Use Wayback Machine to Archive Websites

We take the Internet and its wealth of knowledge for granted. Virtually everything is readily accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the click of a button. That is — until it’s not. Websites can go belly up without a moment’s notice, their content gone forever. Show More Summary

Trying Medium

I started my first blog at haack.org some time in the year 2000. You can still see pieces of it in the Internet Archive Wayback machine.

2001 Profile of Laughing Squid in Yahoo Internet Life

last monthHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

While going through our archives recently I unearthed this profile of Laughing Squid by Brad Wieners from the September 2001 issue of Yahoo’s defunct magazine Yahoo! Internet Life (it was last published in 2002). Back then when Brad interviewed me our main focus was The Squid List, the San Francisco Bay Area events list we...

The Great 78 Project

2 months agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

The Internet Archive has a project going in an attempt to save as many old sound recordings as possible. These are songs recorded on 78 rpm records made between 1898 and the 1950s, when 33 and 45 rpm records replaced them. These old records were pressed in shellac, which becomes very brittle after a few decades. Show More Summary

This Giant Archive Of Digitized Vinyl Is A Treasure Trove Of Endangered Sounds

Tips on how to explore the thousands of rare 78s, many from underrepresented artists and genres, recently digitized by the Internet Archive and volunteers. The so-called vinyl revival notwithstanding, old music formats do in fact die. Show More Summary

India lost access to the Internet Archive because two Bollywood studios couldn't be bothered with takedowns

2 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

The mystery of yesterday's India-wide censorship orders which blocked the Internet Archive from the world's largest democracy has been solved: it was the result of complaints by two Bollywood studios, Prakash Jha Productions and RedShow More Summary

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