Spaceport America was supposed to bring a thriving space industry to the southern New Mexico desert—but for now it’s a futurist tourist attraction, not an operational harbor to the cosmos.
The legal path is murky.
… where misspelled URLs are auctioned off for tens of thousands of dollars.
The company powers much of the Internet, but its cloud facilities are difficult to find.
“There’s something stomach-twisting about a company offering free video streaming but charging for the data used when filling out an online job application.”
The data centers that support the Internet use a huge amount of energy.
A mysterious AT&T relic reveals connections between telecommunications infrastructure and the Cold War.
There’s a poetry in the bits and pieces of Internet infrastructure that hide in plain sight all around us.
How the “sharing” company’s data centers reveal its values
“Networks, land, power, and taxes.”
In the American West, there are ruins everywhere.
It’s no accident that Iowa, where the first transcontinental railroad began, is now home to a huge data-center industry.
Why would the intelligence agency put its largest surveillance storehouse in the middle of a desert?
How cold weather, taxes, and sovereignty dictate the placement of data centers overseas.
The cable that connects the U.S. to the global Internet runs right next to a small coastal town in California. Why do so few of its residents have broadband?
Hint: It has nothing to do with Vladimir Putin or terrorism.
When your data-center road trip is waylaid by rain, why not use the time to define your terms?
An epic American road trip—to see “The Cloud” in all its strange manifestations—begins in an old lab at UCLA.
I spent a weekend at the International Utility Locate Rodeo, where people compete to find hidden cables, water mains, and gas lines.
An axe attack in the early 1990s damaged the same network of satellites that helps you map directions today.