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    This is a beautiful story of a history that could have been.

    Nostalgia is the twilight phase of a product’s emotional life. But nostalgia only lasts so long, as all the people with any contemporaneous memory of the product will only last so long. I genuinely fear that Wikipedia might become the only truly long-lived record of existence for relatively obscure things like the Amstrad CPC+. I’m not convinced that Wikipedia’s editorial style is objective enough to become a true record of our moment in civilisation, but unless something else comes along it looks like that’s what will happen.

    Hence why Archive.org could perhaps be one of the most powerful projects on the Internet.