Monday, Aug. 24, 2009

Internet Archive

Ever wonder what looked like way back in 1998? Or what eBay looked like on the day of its birth? Well, you can travel back in time and find out using Internet Archive. The site's mission is to back up the Internet — the whole damn thing. Right now it has 3 petabytes of information in its servers (that's 85 billion Web pages, or 10 quadrillion [10 to the power of 15] ones and zeros). That's nowhere near a googol (10 to the power of 100), but it is the equivalent of 1.21 jiggawatts.