On Thursday October 11 2012 the New York Technology Council and ISOC-NY hosted author Andrew Blum discussing his book Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet. Andrew’s book, prompted when his Internet was disconnected by a squirrel, accessibly examines the raw physical infrastructure of the network, and the people who put and hold it together. Video is below.
One point he made in the talk was that the only people that wouldn’t give him access to their inner workings were Google. Within days after the talk Google announced a new datacenter info website including a street-view walk-through their Lenoir NC data-center.