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The BBC’s new online archive will let you rediscover gloriously un-PC shows – but oh, the gems they’ve left out

It ain’t half frustrating, Mum! The BBC’s new online archive will let you rediscover gloriously un-PC shows – but oh, the gems they’ve left out  For telly addicts, the announcement that the BBC was throwing open the doors to its … Continue reading

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Raiders of the Lost Web

Raiders of the Lost Web If a Pulitzer-finalist 34-part series of investigative journalism can vanish from the web, anything can. The web, as it appears at any one moment, is a phantasmagoria. It’s not a place in any reliable sense … Continue reading

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Missing episodes of Monty Python precursor At Last the 1948 Show found

Missing episodes of Monty Python precursor At Last the 1948 Show found Two missing episodes of the cult comedy series At Last the 1948 Show, a precursor to the Monty Python series, have been unearthed. The episodes, in which three … Continue reading

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Play it again: One fan’s quest to save old video games

Play it again: One fan’s quest to save old video games by David Kracker We now recognize the late Yasujiro Ozu as one of Japan’s finest film directors, but his early works are lost to history, victims of a time … Continue reading

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Million minutes of archive film footage goes online

Million minutes of archive film footage goes online A million minutes of archive film footage has gone online, much of it not seen for 50 years. The videos from Associated Press paint a picture of London’s changing landscape and culture. … Continue reading

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The International Olympic Committee Just Rescued Its Priceless Video Archive

The International Olympic Committee Just Rescued Its Priceless Video Archive Seven years and 100,000 hours of work later, the IOC’s archive has been digitized and preserved In a time of ever-changing formats and a glut of unforgettable footage, archival preservation … Continue reading

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Is SnapChat-style digital decay on the rise – and should it be welcomed?

Is SnapChat-style digital decay on the rise – and should it be welcomed? Data is everywhere. While your photos, documents and emails for the last two decades are probably archived and accessible somewhere, your tweets, social media updates, instant messages … Continue reading

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