Couldn’t be more amazed to see this at New York Times in what the developers call it the TimesMachine
What is TimesMachine?
TimesMachine = The New York Times Archives + Amazon Web Services
TimesMachine is a collection of full-page image scans of the newspaper from 1851–1922 (i.e., the public domain archives). Organized chronologically and navigated by a simple calendar interface, TimesMachine provides a unique way to traverse the historical archives of The New York Times. Topics ranging from the Civil War to the sinking of the Titanic to the first cross-country auto race to women’s fashions in the 20s are just a few electronic flips away. And of course, there’s the advertisements.
Yup, you read that right. That’s more than 70 years of newspaper all being digitized, organized and stored so that you can now browse through using your computer and internet. Well, thanks to cloud computing from Amazon web services and the developers at NYT of course.
Let’s see if I can find my great grandfater in the news 🙂