0

Here Be Dragons: Ancient Maps of the Internet

Check out these awesome maps of cyberspace, compiled by Martin Dodge. They have a weird mythological and ancestral quality to them, which I think you’ll appreciate.

Thanks to John Wilbanks for the tip!


Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, or even use Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for MakeCode, CircuitPython, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 8,500+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

CircuitPython – Python on Microcontrollers is here!

Have an amazing project to share? Join the SHOW-AND-TELL every Wednesday night at 7:30pm ET on Google+ Hangouts.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/


Maker Business — Rethink Robotics closes shop. Long live collaborative robots #makerbusiness

Wearables — Cleaning is key

Electronics — Serial overkill

Biohacking — Biohacking Resources – Books, Talks and Podcasts

Python for Microcontrollers — CircuitPython @ Hackaday SuperCon #ICYMI @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF #Python

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



5 Comments

  1. Those maps brought up a really odd memory. Back in the early days of UUCP, you had to route email <i>by hand</i>. For example, if somebody at Berkeley wanted to send email to a friend at Tektronix, the address was:

    ucbvax!decvax!duke!chico!teklabs!username

    This goofy set of circumstances didn’t last long; software and routing tables were published to automate the process, then the Internet kicked in and UUCP went away.

  2. I remember getting onto the ARPAnet in 1984 and pinging goonhilly from the US. It was a profound experience. Later, I was at UC/Boulder 1988-1991, NSFNet had grown to rival ARPANet. We had just been approved to be on ARPAnet when it was turned down. We received the IMP (Interface Message Processor), which was an entire rack full of stuff, but we never took it off the pallet.

    Keep in mind the USENET map was a map of mostly dial-up connections made between computing centers. I once had to answer for a $5000 phone bill between two USENET sites which had a bug which caused the phone lines never to hang up. Here’s a larger usenet map: http://www.intercom.co.cr/internet/research/1983/0407.htm

  3. @J. Peterson — I had completely forgotten about bang-path email routing until you mentioned it. When I was at Lucent, some of the old-timers still had the paths in their .sig (just in case, I suppose). Ah, memories! 🙂

  4. Love it!

  5. These are really awesome, thanks for sharing! Another cool map of Internet infrastructure
    Is the of the underground fibre Cables, truly reveals some interesting geo Oriented insights to the development of the Internet in other continents as well as the flow of information between different areas.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.