Networks of New York: An Illustrated Field Guide to Urban Internet Infrastructure

Book review by Deane Barker
tags: nyc, infrastructure
2016
Ingrid Burrington
N/A
8/10

This is an extremely short book (like, 100 small pages with lots and lots of pictures). Start to finish, it might take you 30 minutes.

It’s more of a handbook of the different physical markers you can find of the internet in NYC. It has a directory of manhole covers, for instance, and descriptions of what different pavement markings mean.

There’s some neat trivia here, but if you’re looking for more specifics about how internet infrastructure works, you’re probably looking for “Tubes.”

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