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Managing Digital Racket
The more I tune out, the less I miss it. But that has presented me with some complex choices for a nuanced approach to curb


My name is Ethan Banks. I’m a podcaster and writer with a BSCS and 20+ years in enterprise IT. I’ve operated data centers with a special focus on infrastructure — especially networking. I’ve been a CNE, MCSE, CEH, CCNA, CCNP, CCSP, and CCIE R&S #20655.

I’m the co-founder of Packet Pushers Interactive, LLC where I create content for humans in the hot aisle. You can read my technical analysis of the IT industry and hear me with various co-hosts at You might also like the Hot Aisle newsletter for my raw take on enterprise tech. It’s free and unsponsored.

I make public appearances here and there, including the Interop ITX Future of Networking Summit, which I co-chair.

The rest of the time, you can find me in the woods, mostly in New Hampshire’s White Mountains.

This site,, is my personal blog covering mostly nerdy topics.