Saturday, August 06, 2011
In my day, Sonny Jim, books were made of paper
Brewster Kahle, the pioneer whose work with the Internet Archive has helped preserve such valuable cultural artifacts as the classic American social education films as Shy Guy (1947) and Beginning to Date (1953), is now involved in a ambitious project to create an archive of every book ever published. It's a great idea. As a bibliophile I heartily agree that the printed word needs to be preserved for future generations.