Review: Tubes should be on your reading list

“Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet” by Andrew Blum is a captivating exploration of the physical infrastructure of the internet. The book takes us, as the reader, through the pipes, wires, and data centers that make up the internet and provides an in-depth look at the people and technology behind it.

Andrew Blumcprovides a unique perspective on the internet, showing that it is not just a virtual space but a physical one as well. Throughout the book, he details his travels to various data centers, fiber optic cables, and other components of the internet’s infrastructure, providing a behind-the-scenes look at the physical components of the internet.

One of the highlights of the book is the way it humanizes the internet. The author introduces the reader to the people who build and maintain the internet’s infrastructure, highlighting the hard work and dedication that goes into keeping the internet up and running. This provides a deeper understanding of the internet’s significance in our lives.

The book also provides a historical perspective on the development of the internet, tracing its evolution from its early days as a research project to its current status as a global network. This helps to put the current state of the internet in context and provides a deeper understanding of the technology behind it.

Being a network Geek Tubes was a fun read. Data Centers always fascinate me and I hope you like this book too.

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