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krisi
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re: Telecom's messiest wiring?
krisi   12/10/2012 11:38:49 PM
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As long as it works who cares how it looks ;-)

SylvieBarak
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re: Telecom's messiest wiring?
SylvieBarak   12/10/2012 11:56:13 PM
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As Steve Jobs has taught the world.... it's all about good design!

resistion
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re: Telecom's messiest wiring?
resistion   12/11/2012 3:46:05 AM
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..or at least marketing.

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re: Telecom's messiest wiring?
Kevin Neilson   12/11/2012 5:59:27 AM
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The Cray-1, while a nice machine, had some pretty messy-looking wiring. http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3608/3598449023_6001e8787d.jpg

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David Ashton   12/12/2012 12:39:16 AM
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In a couple of decades in a previous life swanning around various countries in Africa, I saw plenty of things like this. I did take some pics but whether I can find any I don't know.....doubtful....

Guru of Grounding
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Guru of Grounding   12/12/2012 9:22:04 PM
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IMHO, it's far worse when system documentation takes this "layered patchwork" form ... or doesn't exist at all!

Koda23
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Koda23   12/12/2012 10:24:31 PM
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"But sometimes it’s very hard to see the method in the madness" So what is the method here? If there is one, I'm not seeing it :-)

adkozin
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adkozin   12/13/2012 5:01:17 PM
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The wiring in the Cray was routed as short and direct as possible in order to improve speed and reduce crosstalk. It doesn't look neat, but it's the way it had to be in order to work.

WKetel
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WKetel   12/15/2012 8:45:26 PM
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There was a photo published a few years back that showed a similar mess of wires in a city in India, with the caption: "And this is the country where we call for tech support?" What we have is a lack of organization, which is not the same as a lack of neatness. Some of the very most disorganized messes that I have ever come across were quite neat, but there had clearly never been any consideration about being organized. And, No, there was no method in the madness.



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