Interesting Stuff in the New York Times Archive

By Deane Barker on September 19, 2007

Gems from the archive of the New York Times ( I could kiss Jason Kottke for this. It’s a look through the newly-opened archives of the New York Times for interesting stuff.

Now that the NY Times has discontinued their Times Select subscription program and made much more of their 150 years of content available for anyone to read and link to, let’s take a look at some of the more notable items that the non-subscriber has been missing.

The first mention of the World Wide Web in the Times in February 1993. […] Early report of Lincoln’s assassination…”The President Still Alive at Last Accounts”. […] First mention of Harry Potter. Before it became a phenomenon, it was just another children’s book on the fiction best-seller list.

This reminds me of the tour someone took through 20 years of Usenet.

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