More on manuals plus rescue

Jason Scott jason at
Tue Aug 18 21:42:36 CDT 2015

I am more than happy to discuss with people alternate ways that the
information on the Internet Archive could be presented.
On Aug 18, 2015 9:58 PM, "Guy Sotomayor" <ggs at> wrote:

> On 8/18/15 6:35 PM, Shoppa, Tim wrote:
>> 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.
>> I have occasionally stumbled into the bitsavers stuff on IA and was just
>> confused and perplexed about what the IA guys are trying to do. Bitsavers
>> has a perfectly obvious and navigable layout; IA makes no sense at all.
>> I just went to IA to see what all of the fuss was about.
> I can sum up what I saw in one word.  Yech!
> I agree with Tim, what IA is doing makes no sense.
> About the only thing that I can figure out is that they decided to make it
> "searchable" (but I didn't spend much time trying to figure out how "deep"
> the search could go).  The problem that I have with a lot of the whole
> "searchable" notion, is that in many ways the information is not longer
> "navigable".
> Sure with a search, I can get a lot of "hits" but the information is not
> presented in any meaningful way (other than a simple linear list) and
> rather
> than presenting some additional navigational structure, it requires
> re-casting
> the search to (hopefully) get to a list that is reasonable to search
> through
> which is probably more work (and error prone).
> TTFN - Guy

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