Back in the 1980s, when I was the networking editor at InfoWorld, one of my jobs was to write profiles of corporate networks. One of those profiles was of the Adolph Coors Brewing Company of Golden, Colorado, now known as Molson Coors Brewing. I visited the company’s one brewery at the time, interviewed the head of IT and the top network guy, then asked for a copy of the very impressive network map they had on the wall.
“Sorry, we can’t give you that,” they said. “It’s private.”
“But we always print a map of the company network,” I explained.
“Fine, then make one up.”
And so I invented my own map for the Coors network.
There’s a lesson here, trust […]