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NCompass Live: Tech Talk with Michael Sauers: An interview with Andrew Blum - Recorded Online Session 

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In this month’s Tech Talk Michael interviews Andrew Blum, author of Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, our Nebraska Learns 2.0 BookThing for August.

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A narrative tour behind the scenes of our everyday lives to see the heart of the Internet itself. When your Internet cable leaves your living room where does it go?

Almost everything about our day-to-day lives—and the broader scheme of human culture—can be found on the Internet. But what is it physically? And where is it really? Our mental map of the network is as blank as the map of the ocean that Columbus carried on his first voyages. The Internet, its material nuts and bolts, is an unexplored territory. Until now. In Tubes, journalist Andrew Blum goes inside the Internet’s physical infrastructure and flips on the lights, revealing an utterly fresh look at the online world we think we know. Tubes combines on-the-ground reporting and lucid explanation into an engaging, mind-bending narrative to help us understand the physical world that underlies our digital lives.

In this monthly feature of NCompass Live, the NLC’s Technology Innovation Librarian, Michael Sauers, will discuss the tech news of the month and share new and exciting tech for your library. There will also be plenty of time in each episode for you to ask your tech questions. So, bring your questions with you, or send them in ahead of time, and Michael will have your answers.

For more information, to register for upcoming NCompass Live events, or to listen to recordings of past events, go to the NCompass Live Webpage.

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Class Format
Recorded Online Session
Date Recorded Length
7/25/2012 1 hour, 6 minutes
Cost
No Charge
Presenter
Andrew Blum Michael Sauers
CE Hours
1
For Further Information Sponsor
Christa Burns
402-471-3107 or 800-307-2665
christa.burns@nebraska.gov
Nebraska Library Commission