Tubes is a great book. Our editors rated it with a top 5 stars.
User reviews about the book
Really interesting and explanatory easy to understand the meaning behind Internet and how it really works.
By CCgood very offi
Great book! So this is where the internet plugs into the ground. Living and selling real estate in Ashburn VA for the last 25 years i watched the Internet infrastructure being built one data center at a time. Thanks to Blum I now have real understanding of how it all works together.
An informative book, for nerds like me!
By R. M.
Blum breaks down the physical internet for the tech minded and the curious as well.
It started out slow, and has some dry moments, but this yarn is quite technical and informative. While reading, I found myself doing things like searching for a used Brocade mlx-32 on eBay and googling 56 Marietta, the closest "Internet" in my city.
I greatly enjoyed this book. I suggest you use Google Earth while you read it so you can find the various sites around the world that the author describes so well.
Reads like a great essay
Love it so far, can't wait to finish reading. Thanks to Terry Gross for her interview of the author.
Tubes really does make me think of the Internet in a totally different way. There is just enough technical detail to be informative and easy to read. It's like a travelogue to the important sites of the Internet. It makes a great Father's Day present.