The human inclination to bring order to chaotic systems has come to its inevitable destination of a map of the world wide web. With domain names as numerous as web users, the task of ordering and classifying the internet is as big of an undertaking as linnaeus’s taxonomy. Using the parameters of user traffic, hosting nation, and the degrees of separation a team has begun mapping the intangible information network.
While this Google-centric universe may be of little practical use, the fact of its existence is a testament to the human spirit. Curious, orderly, and full of enormous quantities of free time, the project developers are working to tie down one of the most important innovations in history. They are making the immaterial real by giving it place.