Wednesday, July 20, 2011

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.

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