This is the blog of Ronald Bartels that wanders on and off the subject of problem management (that is how it started), but it is best described by Ray who says this is Daddy's thoughts! Like the best music is from the Eighties and a wee dram helps in solving most inconveniences.
Visiting Cabletron in New Hampsire
It was a cold winter. In any case, for a South Africa at least. Cabletron was big in the LAN business and had a large amount of Ethernet kit and some token-ring. They were trying to update their product portfolio with switches as they only had bridges.
We arrived there on a freezing day in December. The snow was lying in drifts. There were a few cars in the car park but no people about. I saw for the first time in my life a frozen pond next to the car park! This fascinated me! I walked out onto the pond. I jumped up and down and then found a rock to bang on the ice to try and crack it.
Unbeknown to me the whole building was watching me through those opaque glass windows. I never realized that until I walked into the building.
Must be why they never bought those Madge Ringswitches.
PS: I recall clambering around a nuclear submarine that was on display near our hotel on the New Hampshire coast on the weekend!