Last week, a devastating fire swept through the offices of the Internet Archive’s San Francisco office, damaging high-tech scanning equipment to the tune of $600,000. Luckily 20 boxes of damaged books were already digitized, and therefore, completely safe from the blaze. Workers are currently using another location to scan physical books for the time being.
If you haven’t heard about the Internet Archive, it’s a great non-profit with probably one of the largest collection of digital data available for public use. Here’s what 10,000,000,000,000,000 bytes gives you: Read more