Cable Colors

Lynda shrdlu at
Tue Jun 17 01:00:56 UTC 2008

Steven M. Bellovin wrote:

> On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 17:09:42 -0700 Peter Wohlers <pedro at>
> wrote:
>> About 7% of the male population in the US has red-green 
>> colorblindness, so keep that in mind.

> At least in my son's case, bright colors -- like the typical red and 
> green cables -- are easily distinguishable.  Pastels are more of a 
> problem.

More than 50% of males are color challenged, even when they aren't color 
blind. I have noted that orange and red cables near each other can 
easily be confused, as can blues and greens that are too similar in hue. 

> But for proper cabling, see 
> -- and make sure you read
> the comments...

*That* link requires a put-down-your-coffee warning. Most notable is the 
number of stars in the rating, which goes hand in hand with the 
comments. Thank you. I still have tears in my eyes.

In April 1951, Galaxy published C.M. Kornbluth's "The Marching Morons".
The intervening years have proven Kornbluth right.
                 --Valdis Kletnieks

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