The Internet Archive announced it had raised enough funds to buy a PetaBox (an in-house custom designed server created to store and process up to one petabyte, or a million gigabytes). They still need to raise enough money
before the end of the year in two weeks to buy three more PetaBoxes.
An anonymous donor has promised to match 3 to 1 any other donations before the end of 2012, so your $25 donation would actually provide $100 of support. With that offer in place, the non-profit is trying to get to a $150,000 target – earning itself a $600,000 total injection.
The Internet Archive, the non-profit digital library known for its Wayback Machine service, says they have amassed to date over 10 petabytes of cultural (online) history. There are estimates that their library is growing at a rate of 1 petabyte every five or six months, so this is just the start.
If you can, for the sake of cyberanthropology for decades to come, please donate to this cause. Caching the online world is far more important to merely wikifying history.