>Even if it takes a few years to get it right, what do they lose? 10 years of the early web. In the grand scheme of things, I would say that isn't too big of a deal. One hundred years from now, if this is the ONLY surviving archive, and it is missing the first ten years, it will still fall into the "that's unfortunate" category. But the world will still be spinning, and civilization won't be in worse shape for not having the data.