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Ever bump into a hot air ballonist manager?

A colleague at work recently told me the joke below. It reminded me of managers in IT environments who make decisions based on factors other than technical relevance, the so called layer 8 level. Ever heard of layer 8? The OSI (7 layer) reference model (physical, link, network, transport, session, presentation, application) is widely referred to in networking technology. Layer 8 refers to variably the "political", "management", "people" or "money" layer, or some other element that is being denigrated as being technically irrelevant and therefore stupid. Layer 8 problems often occur and we never put them in our CVs (read about it here).

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