Working in the technology industry is a daily geekfest. Personally, I love learning about the next generation of software architecture, network intelligence and server virtualization. Yet in spite of the fact that our industry persistently challenges the laws of physics, sometimes it comes face to face with basic obstacles.
I saw this when I worked at a fly-by-night telecom start-up where we pitched high-speed private optical networking services. It was cutting-edge stuff until we realized that dark fiber is far from ubiquitous. More often than not, laying fiber involves digging ditches, getting permits, dealing with unions, and spooling wires up … Read more