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How does the Internet work? See how a continent gets plugged inHow does the Internet work? See how a continent gets plugged in

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

This image of a mysterious person emerging from the ocean looks like a shot from a James Bond movie. But as journalist Andrew Blum explains in today’s fascinating talk from TEDGlobal 2012, the photo actually reveals how the World Wide Web can stretch across continents—through a series of cables running for thousands of miles under […]

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The cables that connect us all: Andrew Blum at TEDGlobal 2012The cables that connect us all: Andrew Blum at TEDGlobal 2012

Posted By Helen Walters

Architecture writer Andrew Blum has always focused on the physical landscape: our cities, our buildings, the places in which we live and work. Yet along with the rest of us, he says, he’s realized that over the past few years our relationship with the physical world has changed. We look at screens, a world with […]