A tribute to the Wayback Machine

This month’s blog post stems from a former life in which I – and a few of my mates – founded and governed a Community ICT Trust in Rotorua from 2004. We wound up the ICT Trust in 2010, with a number of successful projects under our belts. Times had moved on and technology had become both more ubiquitous and more intuitive, so a core focus of the ICT Trust around empowering local social service organisations had lost relevance.

Key initiatives of the Trust including:

  • Initiating and organising a 2008 Rotorua ‘E-Engage Your Community’ Conference (a partnership between Rotorua Community ICT Trust, Rotorua Social Services Council and Waiariki Institute of Technology).
  • 2007 to 2009 Rotorua E-Rider (Community IT Advisory) Project.
  • 2006 to 2010 Rotorua Community Website project (an inter-agency project developed over a two-year period). Outputs included http://www.myrotorua.com (led by Rotorua Community ICT Trust) and http://www.rotaz.co.nz (led by Rotorua District Council and youth stakeholder organisations).
  • Monthly newsletter including tips and tricks.

TIP OF THE MONTH

Website addresses don’t last forever. Sometimes information that you thought would be easy to access has disappeared, replaced with an error message. Never fear – the Wayback Machine is here. Check out: www.archive.org/web/

P.S. For more information on the Rotorua Community ICT Trust, visit: http://web.archive.org/web/20080704075456/http://www.rotict.orcon.net.nz/