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Question #91329 posted on 05/22/2018 1:18 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

What is this Wayback Machine that is constantly referred to in the podcast Thinking Sideways? Apparently there's a way to see websites that were once online but are no longer?

--Mystery is Me--


Dear A Mystery Is You,

There sure is! You can access the Wayback Machine here. Granted, it's not perfect; smaller websites like our dear old 100 Hour Board won't have as many entries in the Wayback because we don't generate as much traffic. Still, we get enough hits that I was able to Wayback my old Board Bio page for this question a little bit ago. 

-Frère Rubik


Dear Mystery

I just wanted to give a quick shout out to the classic 1960's cartoon The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show, which had a segment in which Peabody and Sherman had time travel adventures using the WABAC* Machine (pronounced "Wayback Machine"). The name of the internet's "Wayback Machine" is a reference to this classic time travel device.

-Humble Master

*Sadly, the acronym was never explained.


Dear whatever,

Look, those Wayback Machine people are fake news. They make stuff up. It's FAKE NEWS. And you know why they have such great ratings? Me.

Thanks for asking,

- Donald Trump