Science: Andrew Blum: A Journey to the Center of the Internet
The geeks call it "Intertubes" or "Internets," poking fun at those who have no idea how it works. Which is everybody. Everybody except Wired writer Andrew Blum, who explains. The Internet exists, he says in Tubes. It fills buildings, converges in some places, avoids others. It does flow through tubes, along train lines and highways, and under oceans. From the room in L.A. (not Al Gore's office) where the Internet began, to Google and Facebook's monumental data centers in the wilds of Oregon, Blum chronicles the Internet's development, pulling back the curtain on the defining fact of how we live today. Presented as part of Seattle Science Lectures, with Pacific Science Center and University Book Store. Series sponsored by Microsoft. Series media sponsorship provided by KPLU.
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