It’s Time for the Internet Archive to Grow Up

Ben Zotto
5 min readMar 22

Poor usability and careless downtime are hampering one of the internet’s most important resources.

The Internet Archive — the offices and the datacenter together — in the quiet Richmond neighborhood of San Francisco. (Photo: Ben Zotto)

The Internet Archive — critical research and content resource — was completely offline for well over an hour yesterday. Why? Because there was a windy storm in San Francisco, and they lost power: