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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Ride on a light rail vehicle and be a human packet

If you think about it, transportation systems are a bit like networks. Instead of packets, you might have a car, a bus, a truck, or a train. The bytes could be replaced by parcels or people, and the vehicle might be thought of as their "encapsulation".

Sure, this is a little goofy, but someone clearly had something like that in mind when they designed this light rail station near Cisco's offices in San Jose:

Symbols at VTA light rail station

Why yes, those are the symbols Cisco uses for various flavors of switches and routers.

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