More on manuals plus rescue

Ian McLaughlin ian at
Tue Aug 18 11:12:58 CDT 2015

> On Aug 18, 2015, at 9:08 AM, Al Kossow <aek at> wrote:
> On 8/18/15 9:02 AM, geneb wrote:
>> Bullshit.  His mirror has zero effect on your original site or organization.
> Google disagrees.
> IA saturates the channel. Jason and IA are deliberately working to redirect all search
> traffic to IA from the original mirrors by constantly creating useless 'new' content that
> Google thinks is real.
> I have watched over time as the volume of Google top search hits have migrated to IA hosted
> content from the mirrors.

Ummm. Okay, *assuming* you’re right. You’re upset that the proprietary manuals that you’ve assumed that the original authors have abandoned (but are still technically under copyright, therefore technically illegal to distribute) that you put up on a web site for everyone to benefit from are now being grabbed from another site on the internet? But people are still benefitting from them. But they’re not going to Bitsavers to get them? What’s the problem? Are Bitsavers making a profit from the distribution?

Is Bitsavers about preserving human knowledge, or is it about inflating the egos of the archivers?


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