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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.


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