As a photographer, you back up your files and keep them secure. But who’s backing up the Internet? Yes, THE Internet!
These guys are. Meet the Internet Archive and Way Back Machine (Beta):
Also cool, you can see how any site looked in history. Enter in the website in the top search bar and it will show you a snapshot at certain periods of that website’s existence.
Brewster Kahle and the Internet Archive take a snapshot of a large chunk of the web every month or so. So far they have archived 150 billion web pages. If a website goes down, there’s a good chance their WayBack Machine can recover it. If the whole Internet went away, the machines at the Internet Archive could resurrect a lot of it. At their HQ in San Francisco, they have 3 of their back up machines on display in what was formerly a church (right image). In a naturally air-conditioned closet they have more machines, one whose back is shown here.