Andrew Blum

author of “The Weather Machine” and “Tubes”

Guest

Author of The Weather Machine and Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet; former technology writer for Wired and Newsweek magazines and contributing editor at Metropolis

Andrew Blum on KCRW

Are you planning to leave town a week or so from now? Chances are you’ll check a weather app to figure out what to pack. And you’ll probably wind up with the right outfits.

A journey inside the weather forecasting machine

Are you planning to leave town a week or so from now? Chances are you’ll check a weather app to figure out what to pack. And you’ll probably wind up with the right outfits.

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The internet seems virtual but it’s “primarily made of fiber optic cables, cables filled with light,” according to “Tubes” author Andrew Blum.

Undersea Cables Connect LA to the Pacific Rim

The internet seems virtual but it’s “primarily made of fiber optic cables, cables filled with light,” according to “Tubes” author Andrew Blum.

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