When I publish this post, the content will zip out of the back of my computer over my head to my wireless router.
From there, my router sends the info over to my modem – which is connected to “The Internet.”
Before I read this book, I knew that much.
I also knew that my website files were on a server somewhere outside of Houston, TX at the HostGator …???…place of some sort.
That’s about it.
I know how to get to Houston via roads – but not via cables.
I could only guess in vague terms what exactly happened between here and Houston – much less what happens when I opened a website in The Philippines or somewhere else in the world.
And that is exactly what Andrew Blum seeks to explain in Tubes – and he does it quite well. [Read more…]