The Infrastructural Power Beneath the Internet as We Know It

Burrington, Ingrid

"As someone who has spent much of the past decade writing about cables, data centers, and the general physical stuff that makes the internet possible, I’m fascinated by how industry players, academics who study tech, and software-oriented foundations talk about technology as infrastructure. Infrastructure literally just means “the structure beneath (infra) another thing,” and technology as we know it operates on a hierarchical “stack,” so practically everything in that stack is infrastructural to some degree."