I thought of a more fitting analogy for data centers after reading the final chapter of "Tubes." Blum's repeated statement that our data "sleeps" at centers like the Dalles portrays an environment too static to be the internet. Data centers are more like large corporate reservoirs in a network of interconnected pumped-storage hydroelectric batteries. As data is called upon by a user it flows through the network like water down the incline, into other stations, and finally to the user. I think this analogy accounts for the sometimes fluid nature of our data that is stored in data centers.