Re: web snapshot

From: Michael M. Butler (
Date: Wed Jan 03 2001 - 23:11:26 MST

Spike Jones wrote:
> Computer gurus among us: is it possible to save some form of
> a snapshot of theweb with content on a specific day? spike

Well, you could always try perfusing it and bringing it rapidly down to
its glass transition temperature. There might be some side effects. Try
to avoid making any cracks, please. :)

Seriously: the fellow I interviewed with at Google said, in passing,
"Google indexes 1.6 billion pages, or zero percent, of the Web."

To start with, there is a serious simultaneity problem here.

I can imagine something like a consensual benign virus infecting most
HTTPDs (but not all--there's no room in a Java-aware oven mitt for the
extra code)--and poring over their filesystems and reporting what was
found. I don't think the odds of that happening soon are high. But


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