familiar territory

“Someone unfamiliar with the mountains and forests, gorges and defiles, the shape of marshes and wetlands cannot advance the army. One who does not employ local guides cannot gain advantages of terrain. -The Art of War, Chapter 7: Armed Contest

Amen to that.

I read Shark Tales off and on, and saw this one today. While amusing, it also comes with a pang of sadness at how often no one ever know what IT does to keep the ball rolling. IT (all of it, including security) is too often seen as a utility. No one cares until it isn’t working. I mean, when was the last time you called up your electricity/internet provider and thanked them for providing the utility that day?