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Poster: brewster Date: May 10, 2019 6:48pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Paper about the Great takedown of Grateful Dead on Archive.org


I just met the author of this paper. I have not read it yet, but looks interesting!

https://ir.library.illinoisstate.edu/fpml/35/

-brewster

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Poster: Reade Date: May 11, 2019 12:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paper about the Great takedown of Grateful Dead on Archive.org

Thank you, loved it as well.

Amazing how Sir Boob's on the wrong side of history at every turn. It almost appears that it is in fact his actual intent. Being contentious is one thing, 'ignoring the fans' role in putting him in a position where any of this matters' in the first place is quite a different matter.

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Poster: BNRToast Date: May 10, 2019 8:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Paper about the Great takedown of Grateful Dead on Archive.org

The paper is a pleasant read. I remember the horror quite well. And the subject mirrors the GD collection and the OTR forced removal to some extent.
It does reinforce my feeling the Internet Archive itself needs a historian. The personalities behind the Archive, its programing and physical mechanism, the growth of its collection structure, and the community of Forums all have an undocumented story. The "servici" attacks of the mid 2000's alone would make an interesting read.
I hope someone is keeping notes.