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The Department of Records and Information Services has published early documents from ol’ New Amsterdam on its website. It’s the first move in the department’s push to publish the municipal archives from NYC’s history on the internet. According to DNAinfo: Several ordinances were written by Peter Stuyvesant who was appointed Director-General of the New Netherland colonial province, […]

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The Minecraft Geological Survey spent this summer archiving 170,000 Minecraft worlds. To do so, they had to be selective about which information to store. Their records contain only a tiny fraction of the data existing in each player-created world.  The core sample is a semi-random sample of Minecraft chunks, 1% of the size of the original […]

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On Sunday, the New York Times publicly endorsed the legalization of weed and this week, it followed up that op-ed with numerous articles supporting its position. The paper addressed some of the xenophobic and medically inaccurate myths surrounding the plant in the past, so we decided to take a took a look back at its archives to see how […]

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The new website POBA: Where the Arts Live offers to “promote and preserve the creative work of exceptional artists who have died without recognition of the full measure of their talents or creative legacies.” Hyperallergic explains: At a starting annual rate of $49.95, the web-based nonprofit essentially provides a platform for grieving families (and estate managers or anyone else […]

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