Mother Earth Mother Board

09 Oct, 2005

I have read Mother Earth Mother Board by Neal Stephenson. Not a book but a long (56 pages) article written for Wired in late 1996. This article is about the laying of submarine cables, or more precisely about the laying of the (by then?) longest cable. I think that this article was either inspiration, or possibly also research for the book Cryptonomicon where some of the characters are involved in this practice.

Mother Earth Mother Board is very fascinating and I would even go so far as to say that a documentary about the subject of submarine cables would be very interesting to see.