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Tubes by Andrew Blum.. This is what we all forget, that the virtual world of the internet is reall a series of physical connections. This book humorously and bittersweetly travels to show us the tubes and connection points.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"A compelling story of an altogether new realm where the virtual world meets the physical."

Paul Goldberger

"Clever, enterprising . . . Tubes uncovers an Internet that resembles nothing so much as a fantastic steam-punk version of itself."

The Boston Globe

Author bio: Andrew Blum is a journalist and the author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, the first book-length look behind the scenes of our digital lives, at the physical heart of the Internet itself. Before falling into the Internet's depths, Blum was writing about architecture, design, technology, urbanism, art, and travel--all subjects arising out of his interest in the relationship between place and technology. Since 1999, Blum's articles and essays have appeared in Wired, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Business Week, Metropolis, Popular Science, Gizmodo, The Atlantic, Architectural Record, and Slate, among many other publications. He has degrees in literature from Amherst College and in human geography from the University of Toronto, and lives in his native New York City with his wife and daughter. More information can be found here: http://www.amazon.com/Tubes-A-Journey-Center-Internet/dp/0061994936/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1340240419&sr=8-1&keywords=tubes+blum

Book Details: Science/Technology; (294 pp. Kindle/Audiobook/Print editions)

Publisher Website: http://www.harpercollins.com/imprints/index.aspx?imprintid=517997/

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