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  1. I found Laurence Cawley on Facebook and put in an inquiry to him to see if he still has his Shorthand World website, or at least the material from it. The website doesn't seem to be up any longer 🙁 I found his website linked through a few other sites, but the links to Cawley's website didn't work. I'll keep you posted!

  2. I found Laurence's e-mail and wrote to him. It seems he doesn't have the time to devote to his site any more so he let it lapse. This is a real shame since he had an excellent shorthand site.

    I have removed the links to his site from my site.

  3. Hey Marc,

    The Archive can definitely be finicky at times.

    I tried another date:
    http://web.archive.org/web/20120404130552/http://www.shorthandworld.co.uk/

    and I was able to bring up articles as of this morning.

    Sometimes I've found it necessary to take it from step one: bring up archive.org and just plug in http://www.shorthandworld.co.uk/ into the "WayBackMachine."

    It'll give a range, by year, of the different "captures" made of the site. Usually we want the most recent captures so as not to lose the later articles, but sometimes I've had to settle for an earlier capture to get a better range of materials. Some hits will give articles (and even audio files & stuff,) some won't, and there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason for these inconsistencies.

    Another thing about the Archive, I don't know how recently Mr. Cawley let the site drop, but there's usually a six month or so delay from the time a capture is made to the time it's made available. So it's possible there may be a later version available in a few weeks/months.

    And then sometimes stuff just drops, perhaps due to temporary maintenance; on other occasions it disappears and doesn't come back. So it's probably a good idea to save an article when you can actually get it. It can be frustrating, but it can also be a lifesaver. 🙂

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