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Tubes

A Journey to the Center of the Internet

By Andrew Blum
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Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet by Andrew Blum

Tubes (2012) traces the origins of the internet, from its humble origins at a few US universities to its current superstructure status. You’ll find out about the physical components of the internet, including fiber cables, hubs and massive internet exchange points.

  • Internet geeks
  • People who want to understand how networks function
  • Those curious about the relationship between geography and the internet

Andrew Blum is a New-York based journalist who has published his work in Wired, Wall Street Journal, Vanity Fair and Popular Science.

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