Book Report: Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet

Okay, I admit that I’m a geek and have read numerous books on the history of IT and the Internet. Katie Hafner’s Where Wizards Stay up Late, The Origins of the Internet is a particular favorite of mine.

Along these lines, I just finished a book called, Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, by Andrew Blum, a Wired Magazine correspondent. Tubes does provide a bit of Internet history around the Arpanet project, BBN, the Interface Message Processor (IMP), and the original Internet node at UCLA, but it takes the story in a different direction. Tubes goes on to look at the physical stuff like routers, cables, buildings, spinning disk drives, etc.—where they are, how they got there, who built them, and who manages them.

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