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Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

A very good book which updated my knowledge of the Internet's ph

A very good book which updated my knowledge of the Internet's physical infrastructure. I liked the logical way the author laid out the material and took his journey. I recommend to anyone looking for a layperson's guide to the Internet's physical layout. I read in No...
A very good book which updated my knowledge of the Internet's physical infrastructure. I liked the logical way the author laid out the material and took his journey. I recommend to anyone looking for a layperson's guide to the Internet's physical layout. I read in Nook format and found it easy to use.

posted by webspelunker on July 8, 2012

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Most Helpful Critical Review

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

All the information you can get from this book can fit into two

All the information you can get from this book can fit into two pages, the rest is overly worded filler. I kept hoping it would get better but it doesn't. There is something about a well crafted non-fiction book where it leads you on a logical journey and at the end you...
All the information you can get from this book can fit into two pages, the rest is overly worded filler. I kept hoping it would get better but it doesn't. There is something about a well crafted non-fiction book where it leads you on a logical journey and at the end you feel like you learned about subject that was important. This was a journey to superficial information and it seemed to take forever to get there.

posted by brandsxb on August 31, 2012

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  • Posted August 31, 2012

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    All the information you can get from this book can fit into two

    All the information you can get from this book can fit into two pages, the rest is overly worded filler. I kept hoping it would get better but it doesn't. There is something about a well crafted non-fiction book where it leads you on a logical journey and at the end you feel like you learned about subject that was important. This was a journey to superficial information and it seemed to take forever to get there.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 8, 2012

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    A very good book which updated my knowledge of the Internet's ph

    A very good book which updated my knowledge of the Internet's physical infrastructure. I liked the logical way the author laid out the material and took his journey. I recommend to anyone looking for a layperson's guide to the Internet's physical layout. I read in Nook format and found it easy to use.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 4, 2012

    Brought me up to date

    When the internet was in its infancy, I was busy with infants. I wanted this book when I heard Alex Blum interviewed on Diane Rhem ( I think). It was my first Nook Book and I've thoroughly enjoyed it. It's helped me understand the "magic cloud" and made my machine much less of a mystery.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    So far, boring.

    I typically read through books quickly. This book, so far, is a bit scattered and tedious. Hope it gets better.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 1, 2012

    Interesting book, but.....

    I bought this e-book for over $13, planning to read it and then share it with my wife. I have a Nook, she has a Kindle. The book is "protected" with DRM encryption, and can't be shared by any other reader, even if they load Nook for PC on their computer. The only alternative would be for me to lend my Nook to my wife for as long as she'd take to read the book. So, my $13 bucks got me one read, by me.

    I do NOT recommend anyone buy this e-book - spend a few dollars more for the physical book, read it, share it, donate it as you wish.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2013

    Travel diary

    Not a bad read. Felt similar to other "travel journal" books. Nice way to learn a bit about how the internet gets from here to there.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2013

    Fascinating!

    This book is probably the best answer you will ever get to the question, "what is the internet?" Unless you happen to be a network engineer. If you've ever wondered exactly what happens when the ethernet cable leaves your house, or what goes on at the other end of the line then you'll enjoy this book.

    Written in an informal, journalistic tone, this book is perfect for readers who may have been intimidated by technology literature in the past

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2013

    boring dull sorry I brought the book

    awful awful

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    Posted December 18, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2012

    More interesting than you can possibly imagine.

    You have no idea of the physicality of the Internet until you read this fascinating book. It will change your notions about what really is the "web", what is the "cloud" and just how NOT "wireless" our world really is.

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    Posted June 3, 2012

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