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What did I find interesting?

March 10, 2012

Brewster Kahle, founder of the Internet Archive, is now collecting and preserving “one copy of every book.”

My thoughts naturally turned to the Library of Alexandria, whose loss I still deplore.  Kahle said:

“We must keep the past even as we’re inventing a new future,” he said. “If the Library of Alexandria had made a copy of every book and sent it to India or China, we’d have the other works of Aristotle, the other plays of Euripides. One copy in one institution is not good enough.”

More about the project here.

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