(Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet) PDF ↠ Andrew Blum


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    Andrew Blum à 8 Read Read & Download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF à Andrew Blum (Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet) PDF ↠ Andrew Blum An ambitious attempt to balance a technical psychological and sociological examination of the Internet Ultimately the book fails to advance any meaningful analysis Blum's self imposed task was to find physical infrastructure components of the global internet but instead he drowns us in aspirational language concerned with the wonder of modern inter connectivity than the task at hand Fancy literary references

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    Read & Download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF à Andrew Blum Andrew Blum à 8 Read Read & Download Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet Overall this was a disappointing book The author had a technical subject matter the book could have read like a technical manual though it didn't but in trying to make it accessible I think he basically ended up s

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    Andrew Blum à 8 Read Read & Download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF à Andrew Blum Read & Download Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet If I was to rate this on the uality of writing alone Blum could win a high 4 maybe a 5 for the richness of his descriptive passages particularly in the parts on the cable landing stations in Cornwall or the modernization of The Dalles in Oreg

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    (Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet) PDF ↠ Andrew Blum The factual information was interesting but the non stop poetic waxing about the physical geography of the internet got really old really uickly I pretty much vowed I would not read any articles this guy ever wrote

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    Read & Download Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet Andrew Blum à 8 Read (Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet) PDF ↠ Andrew Blum this book could have dialed back on the childlike whimsy and wonder preferably replacing it with some cold hard technical facts for someone who knows absolutely nothing about internetworking this is perhaps a good follow on volume to Where Wizards Stay Up Late but it's not even as good as that bit of pop computer science and don't get pissy

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    Read & Download á eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF à Andrew Blum Andrew Blum à 8 Read Read & Download Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet Tubes is a description of the infrastructure of the internet the wires the buildings the cables Unfortunately it isn't interesting than that

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    Andrew Blum à 8 Read (Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet) PDF ↠ Andrew Blum You can tell the author writes about architecture and it helps The internet isn't just wireless and ubiuitous It resides in data centers fiber optic cables and internet exchanges There are places you can actually touch it and that knowledge makes TUBES worth the readAs a side note Google is totally like the book The Circle

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    (Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet) PDF ↠ Andrew Blum Andrew Blum à 8 Read What the Internet Is Fragile or Robust?As I write this The New York Times has been off line for about 18 hours here Some sto

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    (Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet) PDF ↠ Andrew Blum The internet is a thing not an idea not the virtual not psychology not a medium All these tropes have been exhausted in all the other similar inventions preceding it such as radio phones TV or satellites As a ma

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    (Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet) PDF ↠ Andrew Blum Following that cord from your computer to the 'internet' is the general idea behind this book What would it look like? How does it actually work? Good idea me thinks Andrew Blum does a great job at describing it all But yes a big butthis would have made a lovely magazine article As it turns out making a book about it was taking it just a few steps too farOverall there is very little to the 'internet'; little variety that is The internet

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Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet

Read & Download Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet Andrew Blum à 8 Read Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet Summary ✓ 108 E journey through the brave new technological world we live in Tubes is to the early twenty first century what Soul of a New Machine Tracy Kidder’s classic story of the creation of a new computer was to the late twentie. What the Internet Is Fragile or RobustAs I write this The New York Times has been off line for about 18 hours here Some stories are being posted on the newspaper s Facebook page but because of a hacker attack the main website remains down This is a warning shot according to some observers Syrian hackers or hackers sympathic to the Syrian regime and who call themselves the Syrian Electronic Army are demonstrating what havoc they could wreak if Western powers follow through on their tough talk The trouble follows the disruption of the Nasda stock exchange a week ago which is supposed to be due to a technical glitch rather than bad guysBoth events are troubling and underscore how much we rely on binary code sent at the speed of light to operate nearly every corner of our livesAccording to Informationnews the current hacker battle involves trying to wrest control by adjusting the domain name system DNS settings for the hacked sitesThe affected domain names were all registered through Australia based Melbourne IT which confirmed Wednesday that its systems had been compromised by hackers The company said Wednesday that it had restored the hacked DNS credentials locked those records to prevent further changes disabled the legitimate account credentials that hackers had used to access its systems and continued to investigate the intrusion Melbourne Aren t we talking about New York Those are uestions I might have asked had I not just finished reading Andrew Blum s recent Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet A journalist who has written often for Wired Blum began his uest when a suirrel gnawed through a fiber optic cable connecting his computers to the internet A little disingenuosly he says he wanted to know to what that cable connected him The result is an engaging somewhat meandering story of his travels to find outTo make a long story short the cable was and is connected to other cables which pass through several junctions where information is routed practically instaneously and automatically directed to its destination Blum is very good at giving the relatively short history of how these networks were set up and what they look like He s also good at finding a good comparison cases containing coils of optic fiber cable are the size of Labradors and the cable itself looks like giant suid The reader learns why you don t often get that annoying lag in transcontinental telephone conversations these days the signals used to be bounced up to sattelites but most now go by undersea cable same speed shorter distance Blum tells us about the secrecy at Google s data center storage facilities on the Columbia River in Oregon and the much open facility at Facebook s installations a couple of hundred miles away The difference he suggests may have much to do with the way Facebook played fast and loose with our privacy while Google vehementaly protected itHe also tells us that those little packets of information that are our emails web pages pictures and stock uotations must be goosed along every 50 miles or so to keep moving at light speed But what he doesn t do is give a really good explanation of how those packets are made up Yes we know that binary code is just circuits off and on but how does that get transformed into light Are we talking simple alternating current here Or something else The book has no maps or charts that might let us figure out why messing around with DNS in Melbourne could shut down website of giants in New York And Blum is rather sanguine about where this all leading us The internet isn t a physical world or a virtual world but a human world he ends the book Wherever I am wherever you areSo even though I felt myself better informed when I finished the book this morning I am considerably concerned about where all this interconnectivity is leading us It makes perfect sense that Melbourne IT ordinarily involved in spreading the NYT s word around the world and trouble there could mean trouble lots of other places BTW are you receiving this

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Read & Download Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet Andrew Blum à 8 Read Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet Summary ✓ 108 “Andrew Blum plunges into the unseen but real ether of the Internet in a journey both compelling and profoundYou will never open an email in uite the same way again” Tom Vanderbilt New York Times bestselling author of. Overall this was a disappointing book The author had a technical subject matter the book could have read like a technical manual though it didn t but in trying to make it accessible I think he basically ended up skipping the subject matter The book is supposed to be about the internet Really though it s about the author s uest to see the internet As such he spent in my opinion too much time talking about how people he met were dressed and what they were doing and not enough time talking about the internet and how they functioned I read this entire book but don t feel that I am any enlightened about the internet or how it functions

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Read & Download Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet Andrew Blum à 8 Read Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet Summary ✓ 108 TrafficIn Tubes Andrew Blum a correspondent at Wired magazine takes us on an engaging utterly fascinating tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives and reveals the dark beating heart of the Internet itself A remarkabl. Tubes is a description of the infrastructure of the internet the wires the buildings the cables Unfortunately it isn t interesting than that There are wires buildings and cables Some are messy Most are in buildings that just happened to be there perhaps in your neighborhood In Los Angeles where I live One Wilshire is apparently such a building Wires stretch under the sea all over the worldThere I just saved you 250 pages Not much interesting happens

  • Hardcover
  • 294
  • Tubes A Journey to the Center of the Internet
  • Andrew Blum
  • English
  • 03 November 2020
  • 9780061994937