1. He’s not wrong. The Internet is absolutely made of tubes. What else could it be made of? It’s many other things — these protocols and languages and machines and a whole set of fantastically complex layers and layers of computing power that feeds the Internet every day — but if you think of the world in physical terms, and you’re trying to be as reductive as possible and try to understand what this is, there’s no way around it, these are tubes.

    — Andrew Blum on the late Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens saying the Internet is made up of ‘a series of tubes.’ [full interview here]

  2. a series of tubes

    internet

    ted stevens

    andrew blum

  1. Today: traveling on a journey to the center of the Internet. Guest: writer Andrew Blum.
(via xkcd: Bored with the Internet) View in High-Res

    Today: traveling on a journey to the center of the Internet. Guest: writer Andrew Blum.

    (via xkcd: Bored with the Internet)

  2. internet

    tubes

    live journal

    andrew blum

  1. Today we’re taking a journey to the center of the Internet to learn about the data centers and structures that make our web work.
(Pictured: a map of the Internet from 2005.) View in High-Res

    Today we’re taking a journey to the center of the Internet to learn about the data centers and structures that make our web work.

    (Pictured: a map of the Internet from 2005.)

  2. map

    internet

    chart

    andrew blum

  1. Tomorrow: we talk about all the wires and cables that make the Internet work.

Take the yellow pill (by Sergioς) View in High-Res

    Tomorrow: we talk about all the wires and cables that make the Internet work.

    Take the yellow pill (by Sergioς)

  2. internet

    andrew blum

    tubes

  1. Tomorrow: we learn about the physical infrastructure that makes up the Internet. (It’s not just a series of tubes…though there are tubes involved.)

    Tomorrow: we learn about the physical infrastructure that makes up the Internet. (It’s not just a series of tubes…though there are tubes involved.)

  2. andrew blum

    tubes

    internet