Jason Scott Presentation at VCF Southeast 3.0 in Roswell, GA, May 2, 2015.
This is the Floppy Days Podcast on vintage computing and my name is Randy Kindig. This is a special episode featuring Jason Scott of archive.org fame. Many of you will be familiar with Jason Scott and the work he does in helping to preserve media and content, including content associated with our beloved vintage computers. You may or may not be as familiar with the work also being done to emulate vintage computers and vintage gaming platforms in a browser.
On May 2, 2015 Jason Scott gave a presentation to the crowd at VCF Southeast entitled “Every Computer in Your Browser-The Internet Archive Emulated Software Collection.” Jason and the VCFSE organizers were kind enough to agree to allow me to rebroadcast this presentation on Floppy Days to help get the word out about all the great work being done to preserve our machines. Jason also had presentation material to go along with the talk that I am posting on the Floppy Days site for your enjoyment.
Jason Scott is a Free-Range Archivist at the Internet Archive (archive.org), home of the Wayback Machine and 20 petabytes of saved media and content, provided for free for all. As the software curator, he is responsible for JSMESS project and integration into the Internet Archive's seemingly-endless pile of software, making it playable. He lives in Hopewell Junction, NY, mere hundreds of feet from where the CPUs of Nintendo 64s were manufactured. Jason is also a filmmaker. He is the creator of a 2005 documentary film about BBSes, BBS: The Documentary, and a 2010 documentary film about interactive fiction, GET LAMP.