I'm starting to notice a lot of broken links on the Internet. I wonder if this is part of the impact of the financial crisis. Maintaining archives on the Web involves some cost for server space, bandwidth, and maintenance costs. When financing was easy and business was good, this cost may have seemed insignificant, and certainly cutting it wasn't a high priority. With business falling off and financing very difficult, every little cash drain has to be closed, so it becomes hard to justify maintaining old Web pages for the benefit of the public. That's my theory, anyhow.