I was asked to explain the concept of abstraction in software and IT infrastructure to a group of people who had limited technical capability. It needed to be simple and relevant to every day people.
Here is what I came up with.
Short version – I’d like you to read just these if nothing else.
People shouldn’t die at work. Think seriously about going home everyday and what you can do to make that happen.
Most engineers think that cable is simply plug and play. And mostly, that true. In recent years, Ethernet standards and manufacturing Here are 20 things that Network Engineers have forgotten or don’t know about network cabling in a two part series on things I have learned in twenty years of looking after networks.
Short Answer is “It depends, but usually yes.” Long answer follows with a discussion of launch power, receiver sensitivity, and cable losses.