24 Very Ambitious Visualizations Of The Internet

Ever since the very first message was exchanged between computers almost 45 years ago, people have been very imaginative when describing, or visualizing, the network of computers, routers and servers that comprises the Internet and holds the World Wide Web.

As former Alaska senator Ted Steven’s “series of tubes” comment exemplifies, we tend to get very creative when illustrating information’s digital┬áconnective tissue (Q.E.D.).

Here are some of the most well, ambitious examples we’ve found. And yes, very many of them allude to literal surfing.

By Bryce Durbin and Alexia Tsotsis.