Was coding born in a textile factory?
You could say so. Frenchman Joseph Marie Jacquard invented in 1804 a method of programming power looms with perforated cards. It revolutionised the textile industry but also set a milestone in the history of computing. Punchcards became the main format for data entry and computer programming, and remained in use in computing up until the mid 1980s. Hence our excitement at taking over La Escocesa, where Jacquard looms used to make a mighty and rather cool, hipster-friendly rattle.
How do you keep your server room cool?
While taking over La Escocesa's Espai M, the former art gallery space, we ensured total sealing of the perimeter. A raised technical floor was installed and advanced air cooling solutions implemented. The room is now at a constant temperature of 21 degrees Celsius.
What type of network topology do you believe in?
However much we were all revolutionaries when young, life has taught us that non-hierarchical networks are, to put it bluntly, a mess. We believe in keeping central control nodes in place as the only way to ensure safety, reliability and accountability. Decentralization and rhyzomatism breed only anarchy.
How do you feel about taking over a historic textile factory in Poblenou?
We feel great! Poblenou was at some point called 'the Catalan Manchester'. It was full of textile factories, but everything went downhill some 70 years ago and most were abandoned. Would you rather leave them as a pile of rubble or turn them into 21st century state-of-the-art digital facilities? Exactly.
Is the Internet a series of tubes?
United States Senator Ted Stevens was ridiculed in 2006 for describing the Internet as "a series of tubes", but in his 2013 book Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet, Wired Magazine contributor Andrew Blum explains that Senator Stevens wasn't that wrong. The internet is as much a thing of flesh and steel as any industrial-age lumber mill or factory, with its very physical junctions, cables and locations. That's what we bring to the table: a very physical, up-and-coming, shit-hot location where you can loosen your tie and give your data needs some boho chic.
How many musical notes can you get out of an air conditioning pipe?
So far our resident artist has been able to play some basic melodies blowing air con pipes, but we're confident his range will expand as his skills progress. Please see the 'Songs' section in this website.
What does 'hechos cisco' mean in Spanish?
To be a wreck, to be in pieces. Why?
What kind of tomorrow starts here?
The best kind. One that sees data power delivered across platforms seamlessly. One that maximises application performance while achieving pervasive security.