A fire at the Internet Archive (our friends!) has caused $600,000 in damage. Fortunately no one was harmed and no data was lost:
A fire at the Internet Archive’s San Francisco scanning center has destroyed an estimated $600,000 of digitization and scanning equipment. Fortunately no one was injured in the blaze, but the property damage has ruined “some physical materials” that were yet to be digitized, and restricted the nonprofit organization’s ability to record the history of the web.
MusicBrainz just donated $50 to the Internet Archive and asks you to consider making a donation as well.