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Internet Archive celebrates 10 petabytes stored

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Thu Oct 25 2012, 09:36
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WEB PRESERVATION SOCIETY The Internet Archive is having a free party to celebrate the fact that it is hosting 10 petabytes of digital material.

The milestone achievement will be crowned with a party at the Internet Archive, 300 Funston Ave in San Francisco tonight. It's requested that you RSVP if you want to go.

"Please join us for a free reception and short presentations, Thursday, October 25th from 6 to 7:30pm, in person, or live streamed," said the archive in a blog post earlier this month.

"This will be a fun party that celebrates the community that is building and supporting this astonishing library. Let's bring millions of books, music, movies, software and web pages online to over 2 million people every day and celebrate the 10,000,000,000,000,000th byte being added to the Archive."

Reaching 10 petabytes is a significant milestone. Each petabyte is 1,000 terabytes of information, books, music, web pages and other information saved forever. That is probably worth celebrating.

And if that doesn't grab you, then get this - programming legend Don Knuth will be playing the organ at the event. µ


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