Founder IMDb. The now popular movie database web site began in 1990 on Usenet as rec.arts.movies. It consisted of lists of actors, actresses, and directors with unix shell scripts for searching the data. It was later shifted from Usenet to a server at Cardiff University in Wales and came to been known as the Cardiff Internet Movie Database.
In 1998, Amazon.com purchased the service to compliment their DVD and Video sales.
One of the main aims of the Internet Archive is to digitize books. As of 2014, it has 33 scanning centers in 5 different countries. Over 1000 books are digitized each day. [more...]