Venue/Location: Powell's City of Books on Burnside, 1005 W Burnside , Phone: (503) 228-4651
Date: Monday, June 18, 2012 - 7:30 PM
Reading: Andrew Blum for Tubes
Admission: Free to the public
When your Internet cable leaves your house, where does it go? Almost everything about our day-to-day lives — and the broader scheme of human culture — can be found on the Internet.
In Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, journalist Andrew Blum goes inside the physical infrastructure to reveal an utterly fresh look at the online world we think we know. Like Tracy Kidder's classic The Soul of a New Machine, Tubes combines on-the-ground reporting and lucid explanation into an engaging, mind-bending narrative to help the reader understand the physical world that underlies our digital lives.