Be bold. Explore things. Be willing to challenge the status quo. Not necessarily like throw everything out. Not the baby with the bathwater, as we say. But don’t be afraid to experiment. You know, just because it’s always been done one way doesn’t mean that there might not be another way to approach the problem. And don’t think things can’t be done.
Part of my networking experience as I grew as a networking person, and Internet person, people would come up and say, “Well what was it like to be a woman in a men’s field?” And I’ve gotta compliment the Merit folks who hired the NSFNET staff. They were gender-blind.
I really hope that the Internet can continue to have connectivity without bifurcation. That we don’t have little Internets everywhere.