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Obligatory reference to "Mother Earth Mother Board," one of the all-time best pieces of long-form tech writing, Neal Stephenson's gonzo journalism exploration of undersea cable laying.

"Our method was not exactly journalism nor tourism in the normal sense but what might be thought of as a new field of human endeavor called hacker tourism: travel to exotic locations in search of sights and sensations that only would be of interest to a geek."

https://www.wired.com/1996/12/ffglass/




Id also recommend Cryptonomicon by Stephenson. Undersea cables is a major subject in the novel. It also touches on many things that have become relevant today despite the book being written 1999 (cryptocurrency, encryption, etc). https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38897904


The book Tubes also has some great looks at the chore of laying undersea cables. https://amzn.to/2FZao7j


It's a great read!


Thank you for this. From a deep part of my heart.




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