Everyone uses the internet but few people understand how it actually works. Andrew Blum’s engaging narrative takes us on a journey around the world (and the under-world) to discover how it all functions. From the room in L.A. where the Internet began to the busiest streets in Manhattan as new fiber optic cable is laid down; from the coast of Portugal as a new transatlantic undersea cable that connects West Africa and Europe is laid down to the Great Pyramids of our time, the monumental data centers that Google and Facebook have built in the wilds of Oregon--Blum visits them all to chronicle the story of the Internet’s development and how these infrastructures work.
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Added by Pamela Troy on June 7, 2012