This is what the world's submarine cable system looked like in 1901, according to the Eastern Telegraph Company.
This is what it looks like now. [Image via Telegeography]
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I'm a contributing editor here at Boing Boing. I also have a blog (TokyoMango), a book (Urawaza), and I freelance for Wired, Make, the NY Times Magazine, PRI's Studio360, etc. I'm @tokyomango on Twitter.