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 Post subject: Network Engineers' Humor
Posted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 11:16 pm 
 
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If you are at all interested in how small businesses run, get started, succeed, fail, etc., then reading through Inc. magazine is definitely recommended. A fellow by the name of Joel Spolsky writes a monthly colum titled, How Hard Could It Be? Joel is the co-founder and CEO of Fog Creek Software. His wit and humor are strewn throughout his columns, which makes them the first thing I read every month.

In the August 2008 edition, this passage is particularly funny (the column is about the inefficiency of regimented corporate policies - Starbucks in this case):

A network engineer would say this was a situation of "same bandwidth, lower latency" and then probably launch into a story about how the post office, mailing millions of DVDs (and a few letters) around the world every day, has the highest bandwidth of any network on earth, with far greater capacity than the biggest fiber-optic backbone, but with high latency -- so you wouldn't want to use it for, say, telephony. And this would be extremely hilarious to the network engineer. That's the kind of joke they tell.

:smt081

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http://www.inc.com/magazine/20080801/ho ... ystem.html

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