Monday, 26 October 2015

The Man Who Scans Newspapers

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Computer expert Tom Trynisk has built a historic newspaper site that's orders of magnitude bigger and more popular than one created by a federal bureaucracy with millions of dollars to spend.

Armed only with a few PCs and a cheap microfilm scanner, Tom Tryniski has played David to the Library of Congress' Goliath. His site has grown into one of the largest historic newspaper databases in the world, with 22 million newspaper pages.

(via Mental Floss)

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