This post was originally entitled: 17 days to go to help the Internet Archive reach their donation target.EDIT - 2013-01-16 1859hrs:
I changed the thread title to be more generic about The Internet Archive.)
I have many times said to myself "Thank goodness for the Archive", when I have needed to retrieve some pice of defunct/deleted web material.
I hadn't realised that the Internet Archive
are in the midst of a donation request - 17days to go till they finish on Dec. 31 2012, with a target of $150,000. They only have $27,090 as at 2012-12-16 1930hrs (NZT).
But look what they are after getting!
"A generous supporter has offered to match every dollar we raise 3-to-1 through December 31st. We are trying to raise $150,000 in donations by the end of the year - with the match, that will give us $600,000, enough to buy 4 more petabytes of storage."
As a donation lever, this would be hard to beat - you donate $1.00, they get $4.00.
I'm in, and am also signed up with a library card.
You can check out the details and make a donation via the link: http://archive.org/donate/