The Times Machine

In Old News is Good News, I covered the efforts of Google to digitise old newspaper archives. The New York Times has a comparable exercise in the form of its Times Machine, which contains 70 years of the NYT’s archives from its first issue on 18 September 1851 through to 30 December 1922.

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It’s just amazing. Even though the archives in paper form may well outlast the archives in digital form, digitising this information brings it to those of us who will never have the chance of reading or just seeing them otherwise.

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