Those old AOL CD-ROMs aren’t junk, they’re history and this guy wants yours

Remember when AOL used to blanket the world with free CD-ROMs in the hope of luring you into its thrilling world of dial-up adventures? If you’ve still got some lurking in the back of the closet, someone actually wants them. Archivist Jason Scott, who runs (which preserves information from old bulletin board systems) and works for the Internet Archive, wants to preserve the history of shovelware. He explains: …why wouldn’t I try to image and archive all these CD-ROMs that came out of America Online? After all, for some time, half of all CDs manufactured in the world had an AOL logo…

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