For the remainder of 2014 -- just a few hours, depending on your time zone -- a supporter is matching donations to the Internet Archive at 2-to-1. If you give $50, that's $150 total for the Archive.
Please donate now. The Internet Archive saves the Internet... literally! From founder Brewster Kahle's end-of-year message:
I’ve always believed in libraries. The digital world is no different. We need a library for the digital generation. A place we can all go to learn and explore.
Our children will learn from whatever is accessible to them. As parents, teachers and librarians, we should put the best we have to offer within reach of our children. At the Internet Archive we are striving to make our cultural treasures accessible to everyone. Forever.
Technologically—we now have the possibility of doing this--making knowledge massively accessible.
At the Internet Archive, we’ve preserved 430 billion web pages. People download 20 million books on our site each month. We get more visitors in a year than most libraries do in a lifetime. The key is to keep improving—and to keep it free. That’s where you can help us.
The Internet Archive is a non-profit library built on trust. We don’t run ads. We don’t sell your personal information—in fact, to protect your privacy we don’t even save your IP address. But we still need to pay for servers, staff and bandwidth.
I just gave $100, resulting in $300 for the Internet Archive. Please make me look cheap!