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A Look Behind the Scenes of the Internet Archive's Impossible Task

Last fall, the Internet Archive celebrated a massive milestone, as the "online Library of Alexandria" reached 10 Petabytes of stored information. Yes, that means 10,000,000,000,000,000 bytes accessible to anyone. Wow.

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Filmmaker Jonathan Minard was on hand for the celebration, and in the short doc above he speaks to the Archive's founders about how it expanded from a project dedicated to cataloging everything ever published online—to a project to document every piece of information in existence. Turns out it's possible—we just need the will to do it.

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deliriumCoCa
deliriumCoCa

I'd like a live percentage of how much of those 10 Petabytes are porn