By Shira Ovide
My friends, I vow to make you care about internet cables and metal poles in the ground. Please don’t immediately unsubscribe from this newsletter.
The magic of the internet requires a lot of very boring stuff behind the scenes. We wouldn’t be able to watch kitten videos on YouTube without an elaborate system of hulking warehouses lined with computer equipment, thick coils of wire that spans oceans and tree-size poles laced with internet cables.