The precarious state of classic software and hardware preservation

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Sat Nov 20 06:56:13 CST 2021

On 11/19/21 9:33 PM, Steve Malikoff via cctalk wrote:
> Michael asked
>> What are we, as a community, to do to fix this and make sure that our
>> history stays peserved and isn't one bad day away from vanishing.
> Whenever some new vintage computing page appears I go to and submit the
> URL to them for the wayback machine. Often they've crawled it already, but not always
> so I think it does help.

And what happens when you wake  up one morning to find is
gone, too?

I remember hearing how the web was going to make everything perpetual.
And yet the list of things that have disappeared just gets longer and


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