Dyke to open up BBC archive. Greg Dyke, director general of the BBC, has announced plans to give the public full access to all the corporation's programme archives.
The BBC has archives stretching back to when the Earth was still cooling. And now it will all be available online and for free. [Via Slashdot
posted by PenDevil
on Aug 24, 2003 -
was a French video jukebox that made its debut in 1960 and was imported into the US in 1964. Although they usually featured high production values, catchy melodies, and lots of gratuitous cheesecake, the singers were often relative unknowns and the music was square even by the standards of the day. Consequently, they never caught on in a big way outside of Europe, and many of the original Scopitone jukeboxes and films were destroyed. Fortunately for us, a few Scopitone enthusiasts have catalogued
the songs, scanned
the advertisements, and even preserved a few Quicktime clips of the original French
and American Scopitone
posted by MrBaliHai
on May 4, 2003 -
The University of Kansas Medical Center has an interesting archive of images and text relating to the medical profession. I'm not sure how I happened on this (I was just cleaning out my bookmarks - some google search found this but I don't recall what I was searching for).
posted by substrate
on Oct 10, 2002 -
"It's a good job you have me around to provide continual cultivation."
In the early '80s, Stephen Patrick Morrissey wrote a number of letters to a pen-pal, which have been archived on the web, and they provide a look into his life before he formed the Smiths. In his letters Morrissey produces such gems as "Spider and I? Piffle me boy. There Gops Concorde? Sputter-butter. Vienna? Hogwash."
and "It's so old-fashioned to work. I'd much rather lounge about the house all day looking fascinating. I'd rather look fascinating than have a permanent income. Am I insane?"
(the underline is, apparently, morrissey's.)
posted by moz
on Dec 3, 2001 -
The Wayback Machine.
from October 1999. Search Google
in 1998 or read Salon
in 1997. Visit Word
, Cool Site of the Day
, Village Voice
, and NYTimes
from 1996. Congratulate Mathowie
on his new job in 1997, see Kottke's redesign
from October 1999, Glassdog's
3-D logos from 1997, and Zeldman's pages
optimized for Netscape 3.0. (Unsurprisingly, Jakob's site
hasn't changed much since 1996.) Surf the past and share your greatest nostalgic finds
posted by waxpancake
on Oct 15, 2001 -
An open directory of resources
pertaining to the terrorist attack, the world's reaction, the upcoming military response, and all the various issues surrounding recent events. I think it's important that we maintain a library of sorts -- keeping track of all the news, all the opinion, the personal accounts, the photos -- so that we can learn from these events, so that we can find patterns, so that we can remember.
So, post your good links to the directory!
posted by benbrown
on Sep 17, 2001 -