The Key West connection

  title={The Key West connection},
  author={Lawrence Bernstein and C. M. Yuhas},
  journal={Journal of Network and Systems Management},
A recent trip to Key West to explore the coral reefs turned out to be a living allegory for network engineering. The real travel time from our house in New Jersey to the reef is 3 hours; it took all day. Our packet of 3 person bytes traveled in a variety of cells, each the appropriate size to get the best efficiency for its technology. We employed cars, busses, a monorail, a jet plane, a propeller plane, a boat and, of course, shoe leather. Each was optimally efficient for its portion of the… CONTINUE READING