Thursday, November 16, 2006
In September Google apparently registered for multiple domain names that implied a Google Archive (or what I call Internet Archive Part Deux) is in the works. Garett Rogers of ZDNet was the first to break the story. It wouldn't be surprising if Google decided to quit throwing away their cached copies of the Web and allow users to search the Web through time. This functionality is something the folks at the Internet Archive have been working on for quite some time. Personally I'm glad they don't provide an archive search- I would be very embarrassed if people could see the first website I created back in 1997. Perhaps with Google's deep pockets we'll see a searchable (and more up-to-date) Internet archive before the year is out.