This is really old, but still relevant now, 1/2 a generation later
The University of North Carolina has finally found a network server that, although missing for four years, hasn’t missed a packet in all that time.
Try as they might, university administrators couldn’t find the server. Working with Novell, IT workers tracked it down by meticulously following cable until they literally ran into a wall. The server had been mistakenly sealed behind drywall by maintenance workers.
IT people talking to blue collar workers might as well be speaking swahili.
They must have over heard a conversation along the lines of “make sure you patch that server before you leave”.