Google shows us where the internet lives
Ever wondered where the internet lives? Well, Google is now offering us the chance to gawp at it and notice just how much it looks like Pat Sharp's 'Fun House'.
The images reveal brightly coloured tubes and pipes among the cables and servers. Basically, their Iowa warehouse is where everything runs from and Google are offering us a virtual tour.
Access to Google's server floor is restricted to a small number of staff, but now, they want to share it with us. Writing on Google's official blog, Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President of Technical Infrastructure, said: "Today, for the first time, you can see inside our data centers and pay them a virtual visit. On Where the Internet lives, our new site featuring beautiful photographs by Connie Zhou, you’ll get a never-before-seen look at the technology, the people and the places that keep Google running."
And why are the pipes painted in the colours of a Wacky Warehouse? "Not only because it's fun, but also to designate which one is which."