We have become accustomed to think of the Internet as essentially virtual, ie, as an intangible world that is not on any particular site, an ethereal and intangible medium. Andrew Blum, journalist, communicator and skilled in new technologies, reminds us that also has a physical network infrastructure without which it could not exist. Indeed, Internet works because there is a reality that supports: a real world and not just virtual, fact checked by specific people in good places in the world located facilities. This book is a unique chronicle of travel invites us on a journey through the history and geography of the Internet to show the material base that enables the digital universe.
About the Author
Andrew Blum is a journalist. He studied literature at Amherst College and human geography at the University of Toronto. He has written about architecture, design, urbanism, art, and travel. Nonetheless, his specialty is new technologies, in particular, the Internet. Since 1999 he has regularly published articles in newspapers and magazines including Wired, New York Times, The New Yorker, Business Week, Metropolis, Popular Science, Gizmodo, The Atlantic, Architectural Record, and Slate. He lives and works in New York City.