Wired: Steven Levy is the first reporter to ever set foot in a Google data center. And in telling the tale, he has a wonderful way of making you feel like you were there too.
“A sign outside the floor dictates that no one can enter without hearing protection, either salmon-colored earplugs that dispensers spit out like trail mix or panda-bear earmuffs like the ones worn by airline ground crews,” he writes. “We grab the plugs. Kava holds his hand up to a security scanner and opens the heavy door. Then we slip into a thunderdome of data….”