If you are at all interested in how small
businesses run, get started, succeed, fail, etc., then reading
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
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.
Here is the complete article:
http://www.inc.com/magazine/20080801/ho ... ystem.html
- Kirt Blattenberger
Progenitor & Webmaster