World's First 'Archaeological Dig' of the Internet





Today, many Londoners are participating in a unique archaeological dig. But in lieu of shovels and pickaxes, all they will need is a computer with Internet access.

The event is called Digital Archaeology -- and it's the first ever archaeological dig of the Internet. The exhibition, held in London as part of Internet Week Europe, showcases 15 websites that were once considered groundbreaking in their prime but have since been lost to time and technological evolution.

The dig is the brainchild of Jim Boulton, managing director of a new-age advertising firm called Story Worldwide. Having worked in the digital advertising industry for the past 13 years, Boulton said he came up with the idea when he could see the inevitable end of the website era.

Today, many Londoners are participating in a unique archaeological dig. But in lieu of shovels and pickaxes, all they will need is a computer with Internet access.

The event is called Digital Archaeology -- and it's the first ever archaeological dig of the Internet. The exhibition, held in London as part of Internet Week Europe, showcases 15 websites that were once considered groundbreaking in their prime but have since been lost to time and technological evolution.

The dig is the brainchild of Jim Boulton, managing director of a new-age advertising firm called Story Worldwide. Having worked in the digital advertising industry for the past 13 years, Boulton said he came up with the idea when he could see the inevitable end of the website era....




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