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Dispatches from Class: Getting from Point A to B on the Internet

Everyone knows that the Internet is a series of tubes, but until a few weeks ago, I had never really thought about how the whole journey from computer A to B unfolds, on a low level.

For google.com to travel from a remote server to my laptop, an ungodly amount of technical wizardry unfolds. The beauty of the system is that you as a programmer don’t have to think about any of it, because you sit atop layers of clever abstractions.

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