I can't believe I sat and watched this entire video, a la Rube Goldberg
Many of my students and friends have heard me talk about Rube Goldberg, the 20th century, Pulitzer-prize winning cartoonist who drew complicated machines to perform simple tasks. I just watched this video by the band OK Go of such a device. It's "This Too Shall Pass - Rube Goldberg Machine Version" from their new album, "Of the Blue Colour of the Sky". (Actually, I'm not at all surprised I watched the entire video!)
Sometimes, I think we apply Rube Goldberg designs to our networks. The resulting complexity makes them maintenance and security nightmares.