Digging Deep on the Internet
Key sites from Web history on display in New York this week
It’s kind of crazy that, halfway through 2011, there is no official archive of the Internet’s most influential early Web pages. Thankfully, Jim Boulton of U.K. ad agency Story Worldwide has decided to take on the task himself. Move over Wayback Machine: For the “first-ever archaeological dig of the Internet,” Boulton’s Digital Archaeology project has collected a sampling of the most important sites in Web history and is showcasing 28 of them in an Internet Week exhibition at the Metropolitan Pavilion.
“The Web has totally transformed the way we live our lives, yet websites from those early years where everybody was experimenting are largely lost,” says Boulton.