The Geopolitics of Asian Cyberspace — December 2006:
What happens to
your request when you click on a link to a Web site or send an email? For most
surfers, the Internet experience begins and ends with what happens on the
computer screen in front of them. However, if you follow that email or Web
request as it leaves your computer and passes down the fiber-optic cable to the
servers and routers of your local Internet Service Provider (ISP), through the
Internet Exchange Points (IXPS), international gateways, and on to the undersea
trunk cables of telecommunications companies, you will find a complex and
largely hidden infrastructure of filters and choke points.
some of this is related to things that i’ve been saying for too long… should have written them up.