As quite a few of us are preparing to travel to many of the large library conferences happening in the next few months, I thought this post by Todd Underwood on the Renesys weblog about Internet access on flights and how he was able to track his Internet connection over the Atlantic Ocean by watching his data’s route would be appropriate.
"I just saw my plane cross the mid-Atlantic, not by looking out the window, but by watching routing updates cascade across the Internet."
Todd goes on to explain a bit about Internet routing and how he was able to observe what was happening with the data.
In a Suicide Girls post, Wil Wheaton, whom you might remember from Star Trek or Stand By Me, writes about how this blog post put Todd in consideration for geek of the year.
How many of us are finding it more and more difficult to shut off our Internet access while we travel?
Todd is chief of security at Renesys, where I work.