Connecting continents

Photo by Marjan Blan | @marjanblan on Unsplash

There’s something humbling that as we advance in technology, we still need big fat cables under the ocean.

Recently, Facebook & Microsoft dropped their’s, though it won’t be running till early 2018

Last year, Google & NEC turned on theirs.

Gatekeepers to the pipeline

If you don’t like Google, Facebook & Microsoft and still need to get your digital signal hard-lined to Europe, fear not – I was amazed at the size of the List of international submarine communications cables

Is hardware making a comeback

With physical devices like honking cables under the ocean; balloons and drones connecting wifi hubs; Alexa, google home, apple home; anything Elon Musk does – are we getting back to the hardware1?

This post was originally published on one of my old blogs. I backdated this to the original publish date.


  1. With the increase in orality, is there an increase in physicality?