The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Friday, February 20, 2004
Some links come ready-screwed (sorree!). Others perish by effluxion of time (an expression too sensuous to be left to the lawyers) - because the Big Media are greedy bastards.
At the risk of insulting the intelligence of egg-sucking grandmothers everywhere, the main sources of recovery of such material are
I mentioned before the gizmo that yields a durable link for New York Times material from May 6 2003 onwards .
None of these are, of course, guaranteed. The deepest free news archives - in terms of continuous reach - are those of the San Francisco Chronicle (1995) and the BBC (1997) (the Guardian starts in 1998).
Otherwise, there is a ragbag of material in the various indymedia and similar sites, message boards, and so forth.
Net news is like early TV - almost all of it got wiped. And news which goes behind the pay-wall might just as well have been wiped .
Realistic advice? As you click, have your Homeric D'Oh! ready...
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