Archive Team: A Distributed Preservation of Service Attack —
I asked for the nicest presentation space at DEFCON, I got a nice rented tux, and I steeled myself up to give my all onstage. And it paid off! May I proudly present my DEFCON 19 talk: Archive Team: A Distributed Preservation of Service Attack.
Here’s the full talk on YouTube:
And here’s the full talk on Vimeo:
I’m really happy with how this came out. Issues with anything I have to say will come from content, not form. I’m sure I’ll get the usual “woah, profanity” complaints, but fuck those guys. The core messages, I think, come off really well: the importance and relevance of user-generated content, the mission of Archive Team in this time of great data destruction, and how at the end of the day, computer data is a human story, worthwhile of preservation. It may be the most energetic preaching of data preservation in modern times. I hope it spreads far and wide.
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Great talk indeed. I found the soy sauce factory story particularly touching. And I’m glad those people are getting back on their feet. I enjoyed how you developed all the presentation from there.
Saw the presentation in person. Defcon was fantastic this year. The Rio is a phenomenal space. I went to a number of presents in the Penn and Teller theater and yours was very worthy of that space both in presentation and content. Thanks!
The dead sites you mentioned in your talk: what reference can I use to find them?
great talk Jason, glad to see you are putting your internet archiving skills to good use!
Awesome presentation – you really nail it every time and I always learn a lot from them. Keep up the great work!
I started to think about ways I could get more involved with archiving history – but now I’m stuck wandering around Telehack. It’s like playing Civilization… I keep thinking to myself — I’ll just do one more turn — and all of a sudden it’s 12 hours later.
Great talk, Jason. My brother just passed away a couple of years ago and I’ve been trying to figure out how to archive his data — looks like his old website is offline so I need to ask the family what they’d like to do. Do you know who to contact re the Away From Keyboard archives?