Category: stories

  • internet’s backbones

    Did you ever wonder what hardware keeps the web running ? Fibre-optic cables, cross-continent cables and the like seem to be a dull subject but in the hands of Neal Stephenson. When he was doing research for his excellent book Cryptonomicon he travelled the continents following the biggest backbone cable to be laid and wrote […]

  • a blogging 2004

    As it is probably better to run years behind than to stand eternally still, I’ll try out how much of a _blogger_ I am in 2004. If you want to read more about blogging, Rebecca’s pocket is a good place to start. She has written an essay on the early days of the weblog, an…