Internet Archive Founder Brewster Kahle

Brewster Kahle wants all knowledge to be accessible digitally. He has worked for over 25 years to make that dream a reality. Kahle is the founder of the Internet Archive, a free online library that preserves books, movies, music, software and even websites via its Wayback Machine. Today, Kahle is also trying to apply open source principles to ease the Bay Area housing crisis. He joins us as part of our First Person series, which highlights the leaders and innovators who make the Bay Area unique.

Brewster Kahle, digital librarian; founder of The Internet Archive

  • ponzerelli

    Why does the Internet Archive’s so-called archive of 9/11 not engage in any critical thinking about the attacks, such as asking why a 3rd building, WTC 7 collapsed at 5:20pm on 9/11 at free-fall speed? Instead the archive is a heavily censored, highly dishonest take that mirror’s the government’s official conspiracy theory that 19 muslim bogey men did the attacks, which the facts prove utterly impossible.

    Probably 15 documentaries have explained in well-researched scientific detail and logical reasoning why 9/11 absolutely was not done by Muslims, and not one of them is to be found in the archive.

    It’s as if the Internet Archive doesn’t care about science and truth, but caved in to political spin. Which makes them not an archive after all, but rather propagandizers.

  • Kurt thialfad

    Where does the affording housing come into play? It’s simply a “supply and demand” problem. Everybody knows that.

    • Doug F

      That’s part of the truth, but it’s not that simple. Did you listen to what he said on the subject, near the end? Sounds pretty sensible to me.

    • ponzerelli

      Our economy is a Ponzi scheme. Every informed person knows that.

  • Connie

    Is there an index for all the old URL’s

  • Connie

    Do you take donations , such as, old records etc

  • Tom Johnson

    Are the old internet “Yellow Pages” books such as Yahoo began as digitized and usable to find URLs for old sites?

  • Leila Nekbeen

    Thank you Kahle!

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