• A Beautiful, High-Resolution Map of the Internet (2021)

    1 day ago - By Open Culture

    The beginnings of the Internet were uncharted territory, especially before the days of graphic browsers. You had a number, you dialed up to a location. Certain locations were named after their host universities or government sites and that made sense in an old-school telephone exchange way. But the rest was just a vast ocean of data, of strange lands, and many, many barriers. How big, exactly, is the internet? And how do we measure it? What is the “space” of cyberspace?
    There have been maps that overlay the internet's main landlines onto the map of the earth-this Vox article shows the...
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