Tuesday, July 3, 2012

How Does the Internet Work?

Former Senator Ted Stevens famously called the Internet a series of tubes for which Jon Stewart gave him a hard time.  The truth is that it is just that, a series of tubes, relay stations, data centers (where the "cloud" is kept).  Above is a short video showing how far you travel when you look at a url. If you want to read more information there is a great new short book called Tubes that you can read. 

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