A Fascinating Look at the Wayback Machine and the Internet Archive

Brett Brownell and Benjy Hansen-Bundy at Mother Jones have a fascinating article and video about the Wayback Machine, the Internet Archive in general, and its founder Brewster Kahle.

Walking through the Internet Archive’s physical headquarters, which has occupied this former church since 2009, is a surreal experience. Built in 1923, the grand worship hall on the second floor remains intact, with wooden pews lining the floor and a podium sitting atop a stage. But stacks of humming blinking server racks now rest against the walls. And then there are the figurines—dozens of half-size human models that populate the outside rows of pews and immortalize Archive employees and volunteers throughout the years.