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[ih] Internet History Lives on the Internet?

Of the ones you mentioned, the Babbage Institute facilities have the best chance of surviving for a very long period. Their archive is in two (expandable to 6) very large caverns hollowed out 80 feet below the Library.  As for the Computer Museum in California, it should be a sobering lesson that the HP archives were lost recently in the California wildfires.

> On Feb 24, 2019, at 17:21, John Levine <johnl at iecc.com> wrote:
> In article <FB700EEA-6808-47BE-B2AE-C49DEDD0B2AA at strayalpha.com> you write:
>> Those disproportionate financially benefit those who reap the revenues, IMO. The $1 tax on .orgs ...
> The what?  That's not even approximately how ISOC or the IETF is
> funded.
> More to the point, this is hardly the first time that it has occurred
> to anyone that it might be a good idea to try to have a long term
> archive of historical Internet documents.
> Rather than trying to reinvent Bittorrent, perhaps it would make more
> sense to see what people have already done.  I happen to know that the
> RFC Editor has made arrangments to have stable archives of the RFC
> series at the Computer Museum in California and some university
> library in northern Europe.
> The Internet Archive is a reasonable possibility (if you wonder how
> it's funded, they have this web site with an About Us button) as is
> the Charles Babbage Institute at the U of Minnesota.  If this is
> important to anyone here, how about contacting some of them, tell them
> what you've got or could collect, and see if they're interested.
> R's,
> John
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