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From Wayback to Way Forward: The Internet Archive turns 25 (Virtual )

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Journey through time with us, celebrating the builders and dreamers who have reached for the stars, opening up knowledge for all

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In 1996, a young computer scientist named Brewster Kahle dreamed of building a Library of Everything on the Internet. He called it the Internet Archive.

This year, the Internet Archive is turning 25.

On October 21, come on a virtual journey with us through time. First, we'll go way back with Brewster Kahle to the early days of the Internet, when computers promised to put the published works of humankind at our fingertips.

Then author Cory Doctorow takes us way forward to 2046. This science fiction writer conjures the future: in another 25 years, what shape will knowledge on the Internet take?

Celebrate with us from the comfort of your home. We'll be zooming in special musical performances, video tributes, and highlights from our 25 years. So, join us for From Wayback to Way Forward: The Internet Archive turns 25, a virtual event exploring the promise and the peril of Universal Access to All Knowledge.


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Cory Doctorow (craphound.com) is a science fiction author, activist, and journalist. He is the author of many books, most recently science fiction novels RADICALIZED and WALKAWAY. In 2020, Doctorow was inducted into the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.

Photo by Jonathan Worth, JonathanWorth.com, Creative Commons Attribution 3.0

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The Internet Archive is a non-profit digital library in the heart of the Richmond District in San Francisco, CA.  We convene the Decentralized Web Summit (https://decentralizedweb.net/) and other events dedicated to creating the Web we want (and the Web we deserve.)

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