What’s the Internet, really? Breaking it down: your home computer is connected by copper wires and optical fibre to huge rooms, most likely in New York or London, filled with machines called routers that direct your request to Google or a university server or campbellsoup.com or whipkittensinbondage.net or wherever. Data tends to be stored in massive Stalag-like data farms (a.k.a. the cloud) located in remote, cool, dry places or places with lots of cheap energy. And then the process is reversed when the data you requested goes back to you.
That’s it.
It’s hard to imagine Matt Damon being cast in Internet: The Movie.
And yet… – Douglas Coupland – Kitten clone