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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 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

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 make public appearances here and there, including the Interop ITX Future of Networking Summit, which I co-chair. You might also like the Hot Aisle newsletter for my raw take on enterprise tech. It’s free and unsponsored.

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.