Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Control + Save

Photo: Michael Hale

"Brewster Kahle, 50, founded the nonprofit Internet Archive in 1996 to save a copy of every web page ever posted. Now the MIT-trained computer scientist and entrepreneur is expanding his effort to safeguard and share knowledge by trying to preserve a physical copy of every book ever published.
'There is always going to be a role for books,' said Kahle as he perched on the edge of a shipping container. Each container can hold about 40,000 volumes, the size of a branch library. 'We want to see books live forever.'" — CBC

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