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This felt like something librarians should discuss…

This seems like it should be a call to arms for librarians! You can archive the Internet all you want, but who will organize that archive? Is the Internet worth archiving — in my opinion, yes. Mostly because we never think NOW is important, but later we will want to look back, for nostalgia or research. It’s already becoming harder to look back with things like computers and video games as you have to have older consoles/machines to run the games made at that time. Books and artworks that were made physically are not tied to a model number of a processor so we can look at them if they are 5, 50, or 500 years old and say “hey, there it is”. But I just went to the Wayback Machine and tried to find my old Geocities site (stop laughing) and it is, as Mike said, a shell of a site with broken images and the index page was never archived.