Some theorize that psychedelics create a state of mind that can lead to some profound spiritual or scientific discoveries. Others believe it just makes you loose your mind and hallucinate. Well, all I can say is that Cisco systems are slightly more complex than Legos and I’d prefer a hippy over alcoholic working in my I.T. department.


It must be changing something about the internal communication in my brain. Whatever my inner process is that lets me solve problems, it works differently, or maybe different parts of my brain are used, ” said Herbert, 42, an early employee of Cisco Systems who says he solved his toughest technical problems while tripping to drum solos by the Grateful Dead — who were among the many artists inspired by LSD.

~ Kevin Herbert