The source of the web

Really enjoyed an article in the most recent Economist.

Of cables and conspiraces provides an account of the disruption to internet connectivity caused by the damage to undersea cables.

Not only is it a fascinating insight into the global telecoms infrastructure; it is also a reminder of the material, earthly nature of our increasingly virtual world(s).

But what I really enjoyed about this lively piece was the digest of conspiracy theories born and raised online as a result of the downtime.