Archivist seeks 1 of every book written

Archivist seeks 1 of every book written

There are 27 comments on the WTHI-TV Terre Haute story from Jul 31, 2011, titled Archivist seeks 1 of every book written. In it, WTHI-TV Terre Haute reports that:

Tucked away in a small warehouse on a dead-end street, an Internet pioneer is building a bunker to protect an endangered species: the printed word.

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Rico

Guatemala City, Guatemala

#21 Aug 1, 2011
Absolutely pertinent to preserving the written word...

One day most of us will be glad that there is a paper trail of our society...

The electronic writing can be lost by just one click, very dangerous and easily accomplished...
WIZARD uh KAAZ

Winfield, WV

#22 Aug 1, 2011
The sad thing is, that the guy probably can't even read.. lol.

“....VETS”

Since: Jan 08

WELCOME HOME

#23 Aug 1, 2011
duh..... hello

Since: Aug 09

Silver Spring, MD

#24 Aug 1, 2011
>Kahle has so far gathered about 500,000 books. He thinks the warehouse itself can hold about 1 million titles....That's far fewer than the more than the nearly 130 million different books estimated to exist worldwide.

Since he's an MIT trained computer scientist you'd think he could read one of his books that covers basic arithmetic.

“Crude, Rude, and Lewd!”

Since: Jun 08

Sayonara Falls.

#25 Aug 1, 2011
But does he have The Guttenberg Bible? It ain't a proper collection without one!

“2nd ACR”

Since: Jan 09

Germany

#26 Aug 1, 2011
corrective_unconscious wrote:
>Kahle has so far gathered about 500,000 books. He thinks the warehouse itself can hold about 1 million titles....That's far fewer than the more than the nearly 130 million different books estimated to exist worldwide.
Since he's an MIT trained computer scientist you'd think he could read one of his books that covers basic arithmetic.
Maybe he needs a teleprompter. You know, like someone else we all know.

Since: Aug 09

Silver Spring, MD

#27 Aug 1, 2011
TOUJOURS PRET wrote:
<quoted text>Maybe he needs a teleprompter. You know, like someone else we all know.
Yeah, but a teleprompter has nothing to do with how many books will fit in a particular space, so it doesn't work as any kind of joke.

Also, everyone nowadays uses teleprompters. You're kidding yourself, no one else.

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