A massive archive of Web pages dating back to 1997, it houses cached copies of previous versions of Web sites. For example, if you want to see what NetLingo looked like in 1998, click on the link below and search for NetLingo.com.
The "Wayback Machine" has come in handy for lawyers who have used it to track down defunct Web pages in order to protect trademarks in court. Its become so common that at some law firms, you may hear "can you do a Wayback on that?"
NetLingo Classification: Net Organization
Subscribe to Word & Acronym of the Day - Email this Definition to a Friend