|The ephemerality of
the 'Net makes us nervous. Once something
gets taken down from a site, who can prove
it ever appeared there in the first place?
Although we think of it as a multi-subject
electronic magazine, the Café as a
whole does not appear in easy-to-archive "issues."
Different sections get augmented at different
times. And there's no way to create a comprehensive
repository that recreates it in all its varied
states from 1995 through the present.
However, we decided
early on to present as little material as
possible at the Café that couldn't
stand the test of time, and that visitors
might not enjoy reading a year -- or a decade
-- later. So, while a few Café sections
(and their content) have fallen by the wayside,
and some of the material we've presented
has changed location at the site or moved
elsewhere (see the Photography
Criticism CyberArchive), much of what
we have published here over time remains
embedded in the site, usually archived within
the feature in which it originally appeared
the Speed of Light).
Here in the Café
Archives we've lodged the In-House
News notices that we've posted occasionally,
usually at significant stages of the Café's
evolution, and also the past Café
Reviews, press notices, and other evidence
that someone out there has paid attention
to what we've done here.