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Brewster Kahle      

Inventor, Philanthropist, Digital Librarian & Internet Entrepreneur

Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and Founder of the Internet Archive, has been working to provide universal access to all knowledge for more than 25 years.

Since the mid-1980s, Kahle has focused on developing technologies for information discovery and digital libraries. In 1989 Kahle invented the Internet’s first publishing system, WAIS (Wide Area Information Server) system and in 1989, founded WAIS Inc., a pioneering electronic publishing company that was sold to America Online in 1995. In 1996, Kahle founded the Internet Archive which may be the largest digital library. At the same time, he co-founded Alexa Internet which helps catalog the Web in April 1996, which was sold to Amazon.com in 1999. In 2012, Kahle and banking veteran Jordan Modell created the Internet Archive Federal Credit Union.

Kahle earned a B.S. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 1982. As a student, he studied artificial intelligence with W. Daniel Hillis and Marvin Minsky. In 1983, Kahle helped start Thinking Machines, a parallel supercomputer maker, serving there as a lead engineer for six years. He serves on the boards of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Public Knowledge, the European Archive, the Television Archive and the Internet Archive.

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Andrew Keen talks to Brewster Kahle, the founder of Internet Archive. on the Keen Onshow from TechCrunch TV.

What It's Like to Get a National-Security Letter : The New Yorker

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The Web's Creator Looks to Reinvent It - The New York Times

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