Wayback Machine

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November 28, 2021

The Wayback Machine is a digital archive of the World Wide Web and other information on the Internet. It was created by the Internet Archive (Internet Archive), a non-profit organization based in San Francisco (California). The archive was founded by Brewster Cale and Bruce Gilliath, and is maintained in conjunction with Alexa Internet, California's Amazon subsidiary that collects commercial web traffic data. The Wayback Machine service allows users to see archived versions of web pages since those pages appeared on a certain date in the past, which the archive itself calls a "three-dimensional index." In 1996, the caching of website pages to larger clusters of Wayback Machine Linux nodes began. The archive regularly visits web pages every few days, weeks or months and archives new versions if the content has changed. The intention is to save / save and archive the content that would otherwise be lost whenever the page is significantly changed or closed, because by the fact that it was published and that someone could see as such, there is a full right to save it - and even and if it contained any disputed content. The big vision and ultimate goal is to archive the entire internet. The name Wayback Machine was chosen as a funny allusion to the plot device from the animated cartoon The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show. In one of the components of that animated cartoon, Peabody's Improbable History, the main characters G. Peabody and Sherman routinely used a time machine called the WABAC machine (pronounced the same as wayback, webback) to testify, (not) participate in, or alter certain known events from the past.

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