Are the days of the showpiece NOC office display gone forever?

Ben Cannon ben at
Thu Dec 17 23:34:45 UTC 2020

I’ve learned that the secret is automation + intelligent trained and empowered staff.

Ms. Lady Benjamin PD Cannon, ASCE
6x7 Networks & 6x7 Telecom, LLC 
ben at
"The only fully end-to-end encrypted global telecommunications company in the world.”

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> On Dec 17, 2020, at 3:17 PM, Peter E. Fry <pfry at> wrote:
>> Subject: Re: Are the days of the showpiece NOC office display gone forever? 
>> From: Tom Beecher <beecher at> 
>> To: Matt Erculiani <merculiani at>
>> Cc: NANOG Operators' Group <nanog at> 
>> Date: Thursday, 12/17/2020 11:59:37
> [...] 
>> Contrary to what salespeople will say, the answer is not 100% automation, or 100% humans. The proper answer is an often changing combination of the two. 
> I believe the desired combination is automation + button-pushing monkeys.
>> ML is not the magical unicorn solution that solves everything, contrary to what many papers and salespeople tell you. [...]
> But which will write Shakespeare first?  I'd bet on the monkeys, although both come up with some unique and unanticipated ways to fail.
> Oh well.  Back to pushing buttons.  Someday my masterpiece will be complete...
> Peter E. Fry
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