Andy Baio celebrates The Internet Archive, and in particular the ever growing software emulation library:
The Internet Archive is a chaotic, beautiful mess. It’s not well-organized, and its tools for browsing and searching the wealth of material on there are still rudimentary, but getting better.
But this software emulation project feels, to me, like the kind of thing Google would have tried in 2003. Big, bold, technically challenging, and for the greater good.
This effort is the perfect articulation of what makes the Internet Archive great — with repercussions for the future we won’t fully appreciate for years.
Don’t miss the 2300 strong MS-DOS game library. Prince of Persia! Castle Wolfenstein!