'Membering Mnemonics

I often learn quite a bit from the students I’m supposed to be teaching (mainly because they’re invariably smarter than I am). I also love mnemonics— those mental tricks and reminders that help you recall concepts and bits of information.

This past week, one of my classes was going over the OSI and TCP/IP networking models; I had a great mnemonic for OSI (Please Do Not Teach Security People Anything)…but I confessed that I have no way of remembering the TCP/IP Model.

One of the participants said she had something, but was reluctant to share. We coaxed it out of her. I share it, slightly modified, with you now:

“Not In The….Arctic.”

I will never again forget the names of the four layers of the TCP/IP networking model. Though I may try.

Thanks, Lauri— you’re a good teacher.