Cabling exceptionalism: Order vs. chaos

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Dec 1st, 2016
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Fancy Outfit:

This photo garnered the ‘Best Dressed System’ award at the CEDIA 2016 show, which was held September 13-17. This award-winning installation was created by Admit One Home Systems, Inc. of Edina, MN.

As stated by the firm’s website, Admit One is focused on providing “real-world solutions for high-end audio/video projects for homeowners and builders.” Brands sold by the firm include: Acoustic Innovations, Adcom, Berkline, Epson, Faroudja, Fujitsu, Hitachi, InFocus, Integra, JVC, James Loudspkrs, Krell, Kaleidescape, NAD, Niles, Panasonic, Parasound, RTI, Samsung, Sharp, SpeakerCraft, Stewart, Toshiba, Vidikron, and Vutec.

Billed as an international trade association representing 3,700 member companies worldwide and serving more than 30,000 industry professionals who manufacture, design, and integrate goods and services for the connected home, CEDIA cites itself as “the leading global authority in the $14-billion home technology industry.”

Total Disaster?

From M.B., a BICSI ICT-certified cabling installer from the U.S. southeastern region and senior communications engineer specializing in switch and wiring infrastructure for small-to-medium enterprises, comes this breathtaking double shot of cabling disaster writ large, as found at separate job sites, no less.

“Cabling chaos,” was the only caption provided, and probably the only one needed.

The paintings of Jackson Pollock leap immediately to mind-but he did those on purpose.

Conversely, in terms of causation, these images seem to evoke the “First Law of Holes” (or “Law of Holes”), an adage which states, per Wikipedia’s definition, that “if you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.” The past installers here did clearly the opposite.

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