For a USPTO utility patent, in my background section I would like provide a reference to an interview (the interview included in a blog post available at archive.org).
This is not a prior art reference. Instead, this is just an evidence of the problem space that the patent is addressing.
The questions are:
a) Should this reference (to archive.org) be included in IDS?
b) Is a http link to archive.org enough, or should I take screen shots and attach the black & white image of those in IDS?
c) How do invoke the reference in my background section, for example: " According to Andrea ELLIOT, 2/3rds of the respondent in her survey, indicated that lack of tools is the problem (see http://archive.org/http.alliot/blog) ..." Or should there be another way to include the reference to the blog?