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A New Scientist interview with Wayback\'s Brewster Kahle.
The Wayback Machine gives you access to the Internet Archive, which has taken an almost–complete snapshot of the World Wide Web every 60 days since 1996 – that\'s about 2 billion pages. This archive is now a vast record, storing pages others have censored, deleted or simply forgotten to maintain.
He points out The whole point of comprehensive library collections is that you can\'t tell in advance what will be important.
My favorite question:
What does a Wayback Machine look like?

It\'s 150–odd standard PC cases, with four drives in each, standing on end on racks. So they look a bit like a bookshelf – which is deliberate.\"